Posted November 04, 2018 05:21:17 Water shortages in Australia have been the worst in a generation.
More than 50,000 homes and businesses in Sydney and Melbourne are without fresh water.
And, according to the latest figures from the Australian Water Resources Agency, it is expected to take more than a month to get the entire state of Victoria’s water supply back on track.
“It’s a crisis,” ABC local news anchor and water critic David Holgren told ABC Breakfast on Sunday.
“People have lost their homes, businesses have lost businesses, businesses are shut down.”
The crisis has been a major challenge for the Federal Government and has forced some of the country’s largest cities to call on the private sector to provide water to some residents.
But despite the urgency of the situation, there are some major questions around the way the water is being treated.
“I’m not surprised the government is being pushed around by this,” Mr Holgreson said.
Why are they going to spend $40 to water a house? “
We’re getting water for $40 a litre.
I don’t think they should be asking for water that’s not needed.” “
It seems to be just an issue of money.
I don’t think they should be asking for water that’s not needed.”
Water that’s needed is a problem for many reasons.
“There are thousands of people that are just getting through this without a water source at all,” he said.
While there are now more than 300,000 households without a source of water, many of those people are in remote areas.
“When we talk about rural Australia, there is a lot of water in remote places, and there’s also a lot that’s been lost,” Mr Schaeffer said.
But while some of those residents have been forced to turn to private water providers, other residents have had to rely on water they had never previously used.
The ABC understands that some have resorted to using their own bottled water, and some have even resorted to drinking from a nearby stream.
Water shortages across the country have caused major health problems.
In NSW, water shortages have led to a spike in infant deaths, a coronavirus outbreak in Victoria and an outbreak of sepsis in Sydney.
“As a matter of fact, our water crisis is the largest health problem in the state of New South Wales,” Dr Stephen Dyer, the NSW Health Minister, said in a statement on Monday.
“This is a health issue for many people across the state, and the need for urgent action is urgent.”
“We know that the majority of Australians, both in rural and urban areas, are facing water challenges and many have been struggling with water restrictions and restrictions of access,” he added.
“Water is an essential part of our daily lives and this is a huge health issue, and one that will be addressed by the Government as soon as possible.”
As a result of the crisis, many people have been rationing water and have resorted at times to drinking bottled water.
“My advice is if you don’t have a water supply, drink bottled water,” Mr Shaeffer told ABC Radio’s Breakfast program.
“Just make sure you’re not using it to flush a toilet.”
Mr Schayrer told ABC News Breakfast that the state government’s response to the crisis was “absolutely disgraceful”.
“It has been extremely slow and ineffective,” he told the program.
“[It] has been absolutely negligent.
They’ve just put out a statement saying they’re working to bring water to people and that they’re going to bring the water back, but it has not happened.”
While the situation in Victoria has been made worse by the coronaviruses, Mr Schuerer believes that water shortages are becoming a bigger issue in the rest of Australia.
“What you see is water shortages everywhere,” he explained.
“You see water shortages in Tasmania, you see water shortage in Northern Territory.
You see water scarcity in the Western Cape and you see a water shortage across the whole of New Zealand.”
Mr Shuerer said that he believed that the drought had been exacerbated by climate change.
“The climate is getting hotter, and we’ve got an unprecedented drought, which has meant that we’ve been losing water,” he remarked.
“And this is all because of climate change.”
“I think it’s a really important point, and I think it needs to be made in the climate change debate.”
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