So it was all one giant attention grabbing scare campaign about drinking piss and draining aquifers.
In her interview with The Echo on 25 November, Cr Cadwallader admitted that it was possible that the CSIRO investigation re Dunoon Dam may not come out in favour of the dam – she just wanted everything on the table. It’s not what she said in her first mayoral bid in The Echo. Unequivocally, she asserted, there could be no water security without the dam.
It’s not what she focussed on in her petition to scare random passersby into signing. One by one the petition demanded that all other proposed sources of mass water storage be removed from the table until, almost insignificant at the very bottom of the list of demands, when it was the only option left on the table, it asked that the dam be put back on the table.
It’s not what she used in her advertising designed to scare residents on the plateau, even though it was clear in the Rous County Council plan that the aquifer to be used was not the same one farmers used now. Shame that Cr Eoin Johnson joined in this. Could she be worried about yet another genuine scientific investigation exposing the scare? Is she now giving herself the beginnings of wriggle room to escape the past?