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Riverland Suffers while Politicians Holiday

Posted on: December 26, 2009

The Water Commissioner, Ms McLeod is to be commended for her condemnation of the political decision to allow longer times for city folks to water gardens, if only because the lady talks sense.. Politicians are on 3 months holiday on full pay so why would they care for the reality of Riverland families walk off? The city is a constant liability to the rest of the State.

Instead of harvesting storm water, subsidising domestic rain water tanks, and forcing them on new subdivisions and directing the rain from the big roof areas into the aquifer,the politicians go for the big show, the grandiosity of the half billion$ project that will take another 5 years to deliver. The performance of being seen in a hard hat sipping on a glass of desal is typical of the self serving theatrics of this Government. The show must go on. Now the need to increase capacity to 100 glt to water gardens when families in the irrigated food line, unable to carry the debt of the long drought any longer to sustain a living, walk off and abandoned properties become a dust bowl.

Be very watchful. Looming on the horizon is the SA Water 20% increase charges to “maintain the margin of profit”, a measure that should be watched very closely by the South East and Murraylands towns who have no connection with this city problem.

Story at http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,26526943-5006301,00.html#submit-feedback


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