Build More Dams Day

Written by Viv Forbes  

Dear Reader,

Below the line are some wise words from Viv Forbes.

Due to Covid 19,

24 million Australians are told to wash their hands thoroughly several times a day. Imagine the water demand – say 25 litres per person per day just for hand washing, taking total household usage to at least 60 litres per person per day. For 24 million of us that could amount to 1,400 Ml per day – enough to empty the giant Lake Eucumbene in a few days.

Greens nominated Sunday 22nd March as World Water Day. Let’s make tomorrow “Build More Dams Day” and announce new dams and weirs NOW, with guaranteed money and start dates. And the activist National Cabinet should immediately suspend the failed Murray-Darling Basin Plan and cease releasing its fresh water to the sea.

Viv Forbes
Washpool Qld Australia


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    Judy Ryan


    I think we may have to shower more often also to get rid of all the grimey crime that is in the atmoshere.

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    If extra hand washing uses 25L per day per person,
    Population is 24 million,
    then extra water used = 25 x 24 million L
    = 600 ML per day

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