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Stop stealing our water – desalinate

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 24 February, 2021

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Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: There is no place like home… actually there are no places

Local low income residents in Byron Bay are the human koalas of our Shire. They too have lost much of their habitat. We need affordable housing now, not in three years, or five years, or ten. Now.

Doug Foskey, Lismore

This is a message to the water bottling companies to become a resource creator, instead of being a problem. This can be easily accomplished by desalinating seawater and creating a safe, sustainable bottled resource. 

The trace elements from sea water can be reclaimed from the sea water, then added back to create a bottled water safer than the water resource stolen from our aquifer.

The energy for this process could be generated on site, or purchased from green energy suppliers for an even better product that can be marketed as being really safe and sustainable.

There is a desalination plant under-utilised in Sydney. I am sure Sydney Water would be happy to share this resource until other facilities can be built. 


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