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Drone versus drought dilemma

by PAT SHEIL NSW is still under Level 2 water restrictions, but due to current dam levels surging in the recent rains, Sydney Water and the NSW Govt will ease the restrictions back to Level 1 from March 1. One Sydney resident recalls a post-Xmas dilemma he faced concerning water wastage during the drought.. One […]

Future water: desalination or preservation?

by ALEC SMART The NSW Government Water Minister, Melinda Pavey, has directed the operators of Sydney’s desalination plant to expand the premises as soon as possible to cope with the ongoing drought. The plant, near Captain Cook’s landing place in Kurnell on the southern side of Botany Bay, will double in size and output to […]

Water water everywhere and not a drop to spare

BY JOHN MOYLE Summer is almost here and is already shaping up to be a scorcher and the question of whether or not we will have water restrictions looms large again. Metropolitan Sydney draws its water supply from a series of dams located outside the city, with around 80 per cent coming from Warragamba. Every […]