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“Water”

Changing Water Consumer Behaviour versus Costs

The most effective way of changing consumer attitudes towards conserving water is to simply raise the cost. The forecast increase in water bills, due to the construction and running costs of the desalination plant is estimated at 22%, which is anticipated to correlate with further reductions in consumption. ABC PM: True cost of desalination plant […]

How safe – sewage spills twice this year

This submission shows just how “safe” rather risky a sewage plant is, even when it meets all the guidelines, and scores 97% on it’s compliance audits… Would you feel safe  having one 25 meters from your home, as proposed in Doncaster ?

Sewage Time is Tight

There’s a lot of debate going around on the Doncaster Sewage plant  right now, here’s a quick update from Fiona. One crazy thing is the Manningham council are proposing to vote on it days BEFORE the EPA report is available… stay tuned.. I have been informed by Manningham Planning Officers that their report will be […]

recycled water uses regs & sustainability.

This Plumbers Industry Association document advises how the Grey  / recycled water must be handled, such as that coming from the proposed Doncaster recycle plant. ( Class A recycled water as shown in the table below.)   It is important to notice the irelevence of such a small plant when there are so many big […]

Water Need, Costs, Alternatives.

Just how important will the water contribution of the proposed Doncaster sewage treatment plant be?       Less than 0.1% of the Desal Plant… And at what cost? It has been superceded by the Desal, & you are already paying for that. Three details worthy of note below: EPA residential Buffer zones around this site are 200m […]

EPA guidelines say Don’t

Further confirmation that the Doncaster Sewer plant is proposed in the wrong place… this was sent in by Stephen. Reading Yarra Valleys Waters application to the EPA (dated May 2012) seeking approval for the Doncaster Hill Treatment Plant, raises more questions, than answers. Buffer zones are designed to protect inappropriate land uses from colliding. Nothing […]

In A Stink – Protest

Protest 12.30, 9/7/12 at Manningham Council Offices . Today saw the Channel 10 coverage of a community rally against the sewage plant proposed by Council and Yarra Valley Water at the Tram Road reserve just 25m from established residences. Congratulations to Fiona, Ming, Steve on their presentations to the Applewood community. Thanks Also to the […]

Refund my Excess Water service Fees !

Plenty of talk about this one, but here is the easy way to ask for your money back…. Click to make email below. From the Age – the full article is below. What David Galbally QC has recommended you do is send this letter below to YOUR water provider, with Your Account Number and name added, […]