LAVISH: Perth residents use more water per person than any other capital city in the country. Photos:

Planning, efficient use vital for water

ANALYSIS: Changing water-use habits is essential if WA’s lifestyle is to be maintained over the long term, irrespective of who owns the assets.


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Once again from Sue Murphy we have an obscene propaganda piece. The sad reality is that she is correct. Western Australians, you do not own these water assets. We are only customers in the place that we live. As customers we must pay the going price or do without. When enough Western Australians realise this reality we might get angry enough to return our prized water utility back into the public trust. Only then will we have a water authority working for our benefit rather than we being customers at the whim of a corporation. Until we are collectively prepared to make a stand this corporation will continue on its merry way. There will be more $Billion dollar Desal Plants, more funneling of funds out to private service providers and more propaganda pieces telling you "how good you have it" with every price rise.

Private sector weather insurers regularly take on rainfall and climate risk and could definitely help manage the cost of our drying environment.

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