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Public, not government, to do the heavy lifting in water saving scheme

 

The public will be doing the heavy lifting in the bid to reduce water
use by one sixth of the current consumption over the next two years.
Just 14% of the 1.6 billion liter reduction will come from the Power and
Water Corporation, by phasing in recycled water for irrigation south of
the Gap.
This is despite the fact that Power and Water will get the lion's share of the $15m Alice Water Smart funding.
The rest of the water savings – 86% – will come from consumers cutting
back, mostly by turning down the lawn watering tap which is currently
using up more than half of the town's supply.
Meanwhile, almost twice as much as we're trying to save, close to three
billion liters, is being evaporated each year in the sewage treatment
plant, water lost to the town forever as the vapour drifts wherever the
wind may take it. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: Google
Earth photo showing the expanse of the sewage evaporation ponds. Around
three billion liters of water are wasted each year. The Alice Springs News Online published a comprehensive dossier on the sewage plant in 1998.

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