One of the stories that caught my eye this week was about how long it takes for people to come around to drinking recycled water.
About a decade, apparently.
University of NSW water expert Professor Stuart Khan reckons the process from woe to go is about ten years in the making. But my question to you is; why so long?
Is it the simply the 'thought' of drinking recycled water that is stopping us from making the most of this genuine resource? Could be.
Professor Khan says "It takes time for people to get on board and to accept this is a reliable way to get clean drinking water."
But they already do it all over the world - even right here in Australia. So what's the problem?
Even the water that comes out of Chaffey Dam needs to be cleaned; made fit for drinking. So what's the difference?
If it doesn't rain - and soon - level five water restrictions will come into play. That means businesses will have to tighten their belts. It could mean jobs. Not sure what your thoughts are on that matter but the last thing I want to see is businesses putting people off due to a water shortage.
Again - so what's the problem with recycled water?
Think about that.
Northern Daily Leader, editor