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May 18, 2022

Toilet-to-tap ‘best water in Oz’

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One from the Heart bringing people together

With a lineup including Grinspoon, Lime Cordiale, Paul and Dan Kelly, Sheppard, Jon Stevens and Daryl Braithwaite, Lismore's One from the Heart concert went ahead yesterday in patchy weather and mud, mud and more mud.

No Mr Morrison, we are not ‘confused’ or ‘misguided’

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has spent much of the election campaign telling the people of Australia that a vote for a small party or an independent is a wasted vote. Or that a vote for a small party or an independent is a vote for instability.

Flood recovery 2022 must be community led and flexible

The recent news that our mighty NSW State Government are going to step into the Northern Rivers as a sort of Mary Poppins and over-arch their solutions into an umbrella of several councils via the Northern Rivers Reconstruction Corporation (NRRC) was met with cheer and skepticism.

Lennox Longboard ‘One Dayer’ going ahead

The organisers of the 2022 Rip Curl Lennox Longboard 'One Dayer' are hoping it will be third time lucky after their event was postponed due to COVID and then catastrophic flooding. The event is now scheduled for this Sunday, 15 May.

Sculpture distilled at Husk

The inaugural outdoor exhibition, Sculpture Distilled, opens this week at Husk Farm Distillery and promises the opportunity to get...

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

Congratulations, Casino! Casino is to represent Australia in an international competition after being voted as having the ‘best-tasting tap water in Australia’.

What I find particularly interesting is that Casino’s water is drawn from the Richmond River. It is then treated before being reticulated through the town water supply. Yet Casino is downstream of Kyogle, which returns its treated waste water to the Richmond River via Fairy Mount Creek.

So the best-tasting tap water in Australia is treated, recycled water – ‘toilet-to-tap’ as Ballina mayor Sharon Cadwallader and newly elected Councillor Rob from Lismore insist on calling it.

Hugh Nicholson, The Channon


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3 COMMENTS

  1. Your correct, warragamba dam is downstream from Lithgow and into what river does their treatment plant empty into, the cox’s river.

  2. If you buy enough equipment, any water can be “the cleanest water”. Those filters can’t be recycled and cause crazy pollution when they are made, and need to be constantly replaced. Recycled water is expensive and bad for the environment.

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