WA engineers in running for desal plant

The Water Corporation today began evaluating the tenders of two consortia bidding to win the job of designing, building and operating Western Australia's second desalination plant in Binningup.


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This is such a huge whitewash job!!! The Wellington Dam proposal by Agritech Wastewater removes the need for this costly plant. There is a very great need for this Carpenter Government to become accountable for its actions and decisions. The Water Authority has managed to convince a technologically nieve State Government that there is no alternative to another Reverse Osmosis plant. For goodness sake, someone look at the relative capital costs, ongoing operating costs, and Carbon Footprints for each option. This Labour State Government must be relatd to the Pharos they are seemingly so intent on leaving their own pyramids behind.

The Agritech proposal for Wellington Dam MIGHT deliver an extra 12GL a year, IF the technology can be proved, and before the impacts of climate change on rainfall and runoff are taken into account. The Fed Govt has committed $20 for a desal technology centre at Wellington Dam. Both Labor and Liberal are committed to the Binningup Desal Plant. For goodness sake someone look at the overuse and overallocation of water, and bring in some serious water conservation measures. I thought the Pharos was a lighthouse - Bruce Smith you are very confused.

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