The Muddied Water Debate
The once mighty river is a picture of disaster, money being
thrown left right and center, pardon the pun, years of talk fests, highly paid
experts, court litigation, the list is long and arduous, the truth is both
sides of politics do nothing more than pray for rain.
Desalination the most expensive and environmentally
devastating option seems to be Rann’s rabbit in a hat, now the liberals have
come up with a recycling scheme which is with out doubt the most eco friendly,
and the idea of final filtering the water to be injected into the existing
water piping infrastructure is a bloody good one.
Labor attacks the plan, with out thought of how they would
cover the monstrous cost of delivering recycled water through an all new
underground piping and infrastructure. Their ideals are ill thought, when we
look at the Glenelg recycling scheme, where the piping and delivery costs have
proven cost prohibitive.
To truly pursue long term water initiatives to water proof
our beloved State, we must look beyond the picture of our failing river, to
include protection of our Aquifers, upgrades of our ailing underground
infrastructure and to embrace storm water recycling.
The Rann government have passed legislation in 2002 to allow
unlimited use of our water resources by civil contractors, even from natural
water supplies like our rivers, lakes and Aquifers with out any protection to
their long term viability, in fact they have gone as far as rendering
inoperative the many government web sites and research which has clearly found
such moves to be devastating to our Aquifers long term viability!
The Rann government should be held accountable for such
underhanded and ill thought moves, as an Independent I demand they not only
repeal this legislation immediately, but also publicly explain the reason
behind it introduction.
It has become obvious that the government hold the interests
of overseas construction giants above that of our ailing water resources, which
is “Totally unacceptable”
While the debate on these important issues continues to be
muddied by spin and deceit, the path to our long-term water future is becoming
longer by the day.
As an Independent Voice, and through thorough investigation,
I will continue to expose the truth and lobby for accountability, out of sight
out of mind in respect of our Aquifers, underground infrastructure should never
be an excuse, long term vision should not be shackled by our governments ideal
of the time between elections.
I say take me on Mr. Rann, admit your shortcomings, and tell
the public the truth, because I will ensure they become informed one way or
Mark M Aldridge
Independent Candidate for the Legislative Council
08 82847482 / 0403379500