No desal for Sydney… yet…

ABC Online: Groundwater find puts desalination plant on hold.

Have to agree with Jeff Angel on this one: “What we have to do is stop the amount of consumption, wasteful consumption, and the core problem with our wasteful consumption is we aren’t recycling.”

The NSW Government still needs to invest in recycling and usage reduction (i.e. efficiency) programs to reduce usage, such as those in the BASIX guidelines that require up to 40% reduction in consumption to be effected as part of development applications submitted to the government.