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Poll to taste test effluent water

NEWS.com.au


The Queensland government will hold a referendum in the state’s south-east corner next year on theglass-water.jpg use of drinking recycled waste water. Queensland Premier Peter Beattie announced the referendum after yesterday’s convincing no vote in the drought-stricken city of Toowoomba over drinking water recycled from sewage effluent.

Residents from Gympie south to the Gold Coast and west to Toowoomba will express their support for drinking their own waste water in the referendum to be held in March 2008, to coincide with the Brisbane City Council government election.

Mr Beattie said the controversial process would only be implemented to further bolster the government’s strategies to address south-east Queensland’s dire water shortage if residents approved.

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July 30, 2006 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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