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South Australia demand side policy halves Adelaide city use

Posted by waterweek on 21 September 2007

South Australian Premier Mike Rann praised South Australians for their water conservation efforts while giving details of eased domestic water restrictions to the South Australian House of Assembly on 11 September 2007.

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Qld, 8 September: Heavy rains during the past week added 5400 megalitres to the combined storages of Wivenhoe, Somerset and North Pine dams

Posted by waterweek on 21 September 2007

According to The Courier Mail, (08/09/2007, p.7) quoting SEQWater operations manager Rob Drury, a further month’s supplies were added to Brisbane’s dams through scattered rainfall over the past week with last Thursday’s inflows alone adding 5400 megalitres into the combined storages of Wivenhoe, Somerset and North Pine dams.

Combined storage capacity at 20.56pc: A further 5000 megalitres was expected to flow into Somerset in the next two to three days from heavy rain in the far north of the catchment and the Sunshine Coast. The combined capacity of all three dams was 20.56 per cent on 7 September as showers continued in catchments.

Somerset outshines: Somerset Dam had done best, with good rain at the Maleny end of the Sunshine Coast catchment. In the 24 hours to 9am on 7 September, the highest rainfall in Queensland was 129mm at Noosa Heads.

The Courier Mail, 8/9/2007, p. 7

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Federal ruling may mean Queensland households lose ownership of the rainwater falling on their roofs

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

Queensland households risked losing control of the rainwater falling on their roofs, reported The Courier Mail, (15/08/2007, p.17). Read the rest of this entry »

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Fed Govt failure to commit $90m to goldfields super pipe extension means Victoria’s Central Highlands Water must increase family water bills: MP

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

The issue of water security was top on her list of priorities; and not far behind that issue was the cost of that water, said Labor MP Catherine King in the Federal House of Representatives on 15 August 2007.

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Vox pop: Gardens take miniscule amounts of Murray water but contribute significantly to economy

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

South Australia receives 8 per cent of the Murray/Darling inflows, of which Adelaide uses on average 130 gigalitres for industry, commerce, business and community, houses and gardens, according to John Calder, Hallet Cove, in a letter to the editor of The Advertiser (17/9/2007, p. 17). Read the rest of this entry »

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High efficiency washing machine water rebate announced by Victorian Premier in April has no mechanisms to enable people to claim the rebate

Posted by waterweek on 20 September 2007

Although former Premier Steve Bracks announced a rebate for high efficiency washing machines in April, nobody knows anything about the scheme said Peter Hall, Member for Eastern Victoria Region in the Victorian Legislative Council on 8 August 2007. Read the rest of this entry »

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