Melbourne could run out of water in ten years because of population growth and climate change
Wotta lotta bore-water! For a start, Melbourne already has a big desalination plant that is hardly used.
Secondly, global warming will produce more evaporation off the oceans and hence MORE rain, not less.
Thirdly, the Snowy scheme already pours lots of dammed water into the sea for "environmental" reasons. That water could easily be diverted inland into the Murray river. There is already a tunnel for that purpose. And again there is already a pipeline linking the Murray to Melbourne's water supply.
The galoots below would seem not to have a clue about the Melbourne water supply. They are however Greenies so are probably just frauds who want to frighten people. The only threat to the Melbourne water supply is the Greenies who want to send already-dammed water out to sea
One of the world's most livable cities could be facing an acute water shortage problem in the next ten to 15 years time no thanks to climate change and population growth.
Water supply in Melbourne may fall and reach a crisis point if no precautionary methods are taken to contain the problem from today, reports The Age.
The publication says demand for water in the state is expected to exceed the supply by 2028.
According to projections made by City West Water, Yarra Valley Water and South East Water demand for water is projected to surge to about 75 percent in the next 40 years, the publication reports.
Some water corporation produced the probable scenario for the state's water supply, Environment Victoria's acting chief executive, Nicholas Aberle told Daily Mail Australia.
Mr Aberle said there was a bunch of things that Melbournians can do to address the situation by incorporating several water saving habits.
He said people should learn ways on saving storm water and turning that into a valuable water resource. 'During the drought (1997 to 2009) people were managing water efficiency by only using 155 litres a day.
'People should have a behavioural change and use 100 litres of water a day and handle the water resources efficiently,' he said.
Melbourne Water spokesman Joseph Keller told the publication that people living in the state were 'encouraged to limit their consumption to 155 litres per person per day.'
At present Melbourne Water reports that residents in the state use 162 litres of water per person per day in 2016-17.