Residents angry over 130000 water wastage
In just three weeks in 2014 the federal government dumped 우리 카지노more than 10 million litres of untreated wastewater into the Murray-Darling Basin, and millions of litres more into the Nullarbor Waterway.
A new study into the water wastage at the site says the number of people exposed to the pollution is growing.
It says there are an estimated 130000 people who have a family or household member who currently lives near an affected area.
The authors of the study say the numbers of people exposed to pollutants from drinking water should be considered as more people are likely to be exposed, but not at the same time as those living near water infrastructure.
“We’re seeing the number of people that are in that area growing, but as they get out of that area it’s still growing, so we’re going to need to assess that as we move into the next half-century period,” Dr Peter Faucher from the University of New South Wales said.
For this study, the authors looked at the number of people exposed to discharge in the Murray-Darling Basin, and the number of people who have homes or a family or household member who currently lives near an affected area.
The average monthly household discharge is around 3,000 litres.
The authors say the large numbers of people at risk are in areas around the area of discharge, and those areas aren’t in particular good water sources that are currently being cleaned.
The study did not look at total sewage flows and emissions from wastewater plants.
The Murray-Darling Basin, and many other waterways, are often heavily polluted, and the figures in the new study also show there is a need to develop a comprehensive […]