I don't buy or read the Courier Mail but I picked up this conversation and a link to an article on twitter.
Today Des Houghton had a story on the front page of the Courier Mail which began:
a $2.7 billion water recycling scheme will remain mothballed, unless there are customers for it, Premier Campbell Newman says.....
The Western Corridor water recycling scheme was designed as an indirect potable reuse scheme. All of the industrial customers combined - power stations, oil refineries, paper mills, abattoirs etc...can only use about 10% of the water. Agriculture could use the water but they may not be able to afford the costs of treatment and transport.
and then the article in the Courier Mail states:
The quantity and quality of water produced by the Advanced Water Treatment plants is suited for potable (drinking) supplies.
Later, former Qld Premier Peter Beattie responded blaming Campbell Newman and/or Anna Bligh ....
"It started under the Bligh Government, it's continued under the new government - when it comes to water, both of them have stuffed it up," he (Peter Beattie) said.
The following Conversation took place on twitter:
It is difficult to convey this in 140 characters.
Professor Stuart Bunn's concluding remarks in his review of EIS and supplementary materials on proposed Traveston Crossing Dam,. Mary River, SE Qld: II: Final report are pretty clear.
The conversation continued.....