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Sydney explores use of recycled water - again

Sydneysiders will be encouraged to consider the use of recycled water further to help diversify supplies as the population grows and rainfall patterns shift under climate change. The options detailed in the draft Greater Sydney Water Strategy released for public consultation on Tuesday detail many options to improve the water supplies for Sydney.

During Sydney’s 2020 drought, reservoir levels dropped at an unprecedented rate of about one-fifth of capacity a year. As dams were presently almost full, the time was ripe “to act decisively to secure sustainable water for the long term”, NSW Water Minister Melinda Pavey said.

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