Residents angry over 130000 water wastage cuts by WA Government
The WA Government has cut 13,000 litres of water a day for the last six months because of cuts to a central distribution plant, a leading water consumer group says.
The $15.2 billion facility in Maroochydore was decommissioned in April 2010, and most of the water collected from the plant went on to other parts of the state.
But it is still running at maximum capacity and will receive a further 1.9 million litres of water daily for a full year.
But the WA Government’s decision to tap the plant for the last four months has come at an „unfortunate“ cost to the consumers, the WA Water Users Association (WAWAU), which represents water users, said.
Wai-Poon Yang is WAWAU’s director of public affairs, and believes the WA Government’s decision could cost the water consumer group hundreds of thousands of dollars.
„A lot of the customers who are complaining to us about the quality and integrity of the service are probably unaware that the WA Government has already spent close to $10 million on the old Maroochydore distribution plant,“ he said.
„We are looking at millions of dollars in new money going into that plant that we will need to run for about six months and then that plant will have to close again.
„That’s ac바카라사이트tually going to affect a significant number of our customers.“
He said while he was pleased the State Government was paying attention to al바카라l customers of the plant, customers should not expect the water supply to be always running like this.
„At the end of the day, we’re still looking to reduce water bills,“ he said.
„Some people think because the old Maroochydore plant is decommissioned it won’t need replacement, but our experience is that when the water is not being provided to customers properly and the people are using it effectively, there is significant savings and it just goes on to the system and that is going to continue to happen.
„The government has effectively done nothing to try and prevent that, so I think they are just following the people’s wishes.“더킹카지노
WA Water Users Association says its members have been calling on the State Government to address the need for water recycling since April.
„In many cases, we know there is an overspend of water by a lot of residents in a lot of homes, so we were actually encouragin