Not a Drop to Drink?

Rosemary morley doesn't deny that Toowoomba's water problem is grim. Like everyone else in this parched southeast Queensland city, she's been living with tough water restrictions for nearly three years. But the 60-year-old former president of the local chamber of commerce is sure she's being duped by Toowoomba authorities when it comes to a solution—and she's not alone. More than 10,000 people have signed a petition rejecting the local council's proposal to make the 95,000-strong community the first in Australia to supplement its drinking water supply by adding its own treated effluent. "We'll be the lab rats for the rest of...

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