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Fire Protection Recycled Water Pipeline for Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council today said the 350 million litres a day of Class A recycled water, treated at the Eastern Treatment Plant and presently being wasted by being dumped into Bass Strait, should be used for fire protection and agriculture on the Mornington Peninsula.

Cr. Bryan Payne, Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire said with one of the predicted most dangerous fire seasons approaching, it is timely for all major parties to commit to funding a recycled water pipeline that would pump the recycled water up Arthurs Seat at Dromana and provide a gravity fed water pressure system to vast areas of the main ridge and coastal villages.

“We are calling on the Premier, the Hon Daniel Andrews, the Leader of the State Opposition, Matthew Guy and the Leader of the Victorian Greens, Samantha Ratnam to take a bipartisan approach in backing the building of the recycled water pipeline to provide fire protection and increased water for agriculture."

Cr. Payne said a network of pipes distributing recycled water could be equipped with fire hydrants allowing roadside multiple quick filling points for all trucks in a fire emergency instead of isolated tanks which may not be accessible during an emergency or hard to get to with many sources...Read more>>>

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