Earth/Environment News: Australia
Jan 29, 2007
People in the Australian state of Queensland will soon have to start drinking water containing recycled sewage, the state premier has warned. The Premier said he had scrapped a referendum on the issue, because there was no longer a choice. He also warned other Australian states might eventually have to do the same because of mounting water shortages. Water is already recycled in places like Singapore and the UK, but the idea is still unpopular in Australia. But the country is currently suffering from a severe drought - the WORST ON RECORD. "We're not getting rain; we've got no choice. These are ugly decisions, but you either drink water or you die. There's no choice. It's liquid gold, it's a matter of life and death."