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Makky
01-29-2007, 04:34 PM
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this is true and will happen soon due to drought in Queensland

allah says :Say: "See ye? If your stream be some morning lost (in the underground earth), who then can supply you with clear-flowing water?" SURAT AL-MULK AYA NO.30


Queensland to drink waste water

Australia's drought is the worst on record
People in the Australian state of Queensland will soon have to start drinking water containing recycled sewage, the state premier has warned.

Premier Peter Beattie said he had scrapped a referendum on the issue, because there was no longer a choice.

He also warned other Australian states might eventually have to do the same because of mounting water shortages.

Water is already recycled in places like Singapore and the UK, but the idea is still unpopular in Australia.

But the country is currently suffering from a severe drought - the worst on record. Last week Prime Minister John Howard declared water security to be the biggest challenge currently facing Australia, and he announced a A$10bn ($7.7bn; £3.9bn) package to tackle the problem.

Mr Beattie said that falling water levels had left his state administration with no option but to introduce recycled water in south-eastern Queensland, starting from next year.

"We're not getting rain; we've got no choice," he told ABC radio.

"These are ugly decisions, but you either drink water or you die. There's no choice. It's liquid gold, it's a matter of life and death," he said.


Mr Howard supported Mr Beattie's comments, telling a Sydney radio station: "I've advocated recycling for a long time... I am very strongly in favour of recycling, and Mr Beattie is right."

But Mike Rann, the premier of South Australia, and Morris Iemma, the premier of New South Wales, rejected the Queensland plan - with Mr Rann ruling out using recycled sewage for anything but irrigation.

Malcolm Turnbull, the new environment and water resources minister, asked other states to be more open-minded on the issue.

"Don't rule out desalination because it is expensive, or recycling because it sounds yucky, or building a dam," Mr Turnbull told Australian media.

"Put everything on the table, assess all the economic, environmental and financial costs and then make a decision."

River row

Ahead of an election next year, Mr Howard and his federal administration are eager to be seen to be tackling environmental problems.

Mr Howard announced last week that the federal government wanted to take over the Murray-Darling river system - the country's most precious water resource, which provides supplies for most of Australia's irrigated farm land.

The controversial plan would be the biggest reform of water management in the country's history.

The four state governments which manage it are currently controlled by the opposition Labor party, which has argued that the new proposals represent an unacceptable power grab by the prime minister.


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Pk_#2
08-25-2007, 04:07 PM
:muddlehea

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NobleMuslimUK
08-25-2007, 11:50 PM
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This is a clear sign to the ignorant minded people, being a rich first world country, still when problems like this arise theres nothing your wealth can do. Allah swt's blessings cannot be bought by worldly wealth Subhanallah.
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NoName55
08-26-2007, 12:05 AM
London has been recycling water for decades (it is purer than "fresh water" in 3rd world)
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Woodrow
08-26-2007, 12:06 AM
i believe most of the large cities here in the states have been drinking recycled waste water for a long time. Typicaly a city dumps it's cleaned waste water into a river, but the people downstream often get their drinking water from the same river.
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NobleMuslimUK
08-26-2007, 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by NoName55
London has been recycling water for decades (it is purer than "fresh water" in 3rd world)
The water is really good in Pakistan in the Kashmir and NWFP areas, very pure very preserved, melted ice caps on top of mountains. Its one of the many reasons India and Pakistan arent coming to a mutual agreement about Kashmir. But thats another issue.
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NoName55
08-26-2007, 01:46 AM
except when I drink it without boiling first, I end up in hospital
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NobleMuslimUK
08-26-2007, 01:53 AM
Originally Posted by NoName55
except when I drink it without boiling first, I end up in hospital
You have a weak stomach bro? Dont you eat much chilli and spicy food...
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NoName55
08-26-2007, 02:14 AM
You have a weak stomach bro?
gotten used to European water thus lost the immunity to Pakistani bacteria

spices and bacteria have different effect

The only Pakistani water that agrees with me, without first boiling, is drawn from deep underground wells from sparsely populated areas
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Woodrow
08-26-2007, 02:19 AM
Oddly I have been in quite a few third world countries and never had any problems with the water. But I did manage to get typhoid fever in Connecticut when I was a kid and we moved for a while from the country to the city and "treated" city water.
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NobleMuslimUK
08-26-2007, 02:23 AM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
Oddly I have been in quite a few third world countries and never had any problems with the water. But I did manage to get typhoid fever in Connecticut when I was a kid and we moved for a while from the country to the city and "treated" city water.
Subhanallah bro its a blessing from Allah swt. The people living in mountain areas in Pakistan such as Kashmir and NWFP are very healthy and tend to live longer, they dont really need the doctor. I think its the water as its old and pure, Allah swt has blessed them with this water, which is the most fundamental part of life. In fact the Quran mentions all living things need water. How much good can recycled water be?
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NoName55
08-26-2007, 02:24 AM
Originally Posted by Woodrow
Oddly I have been in quite a few third world countries and never had any problems with the water. But I did manage to get typhoid fever in Connecticut when I was a kid and we moved for a while from the country to the city and "treated" city water.
:sl: depends on how strong you were as opposed to how decrepit and spent I am. :)
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Woodrow
08-26-2007, 02:48 AM
Originally Posted by NoName55
:sl: depends on how strong you were as opposed to how decrepit and spent I am. :)
:w:

I guess I was pretty strong and spunky as a kid. Like you the years have made quite a difference in what remains of this body. Chances are if I drank that same country water again, I'd turn blue and immediatly drop dead.

Before we moved to the city, we did not have running water and the water came from a small spring fed stream behind the house. We only lived in the city for two or 3 years and moved back to the country when I was about 10. But, we were fancy then, had a well, electricity, a pump and indoor plumbing.Hard to imagine but in the 1940s parts of Connecticut still did not have electricity, paved roads or telephones.
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Woodrow
08-26-2007, 02:52 AM
:w:

OH, to add to the above. You may be right as to why I was not affected by the water in third world countries when I was running around the world. Either I was in very good shape or it could be no self respecting germ would have thought of trying to live in my body.
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Ummu Sufyaan
08-26-2007, 04:32 AM
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you see, what gets to me is that the water that is already been drunk, is already recycled. yep people the water that you drink (im directing this to those opposed to introducing recycled water) goes thorough the sewers, gets filtered etc, then it reaches your taps. so why people are so opposed to the idea, is beyond me. perhaps i have misunderstood the whole concept of it.
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~Juwairiyah~
08-26-2007, 06:51 AM
Originally Posted by Makky
:sl:
this is true and will happen soon due to drought in Queensland

allah says :Say: "See ye? If your stream be some morning lost (in the underground earth), who then can supply you with clear-flowing water?" SURAT AL-MULK AYA NO.30


Queensland to drink waste water

Australia's drought is the worst on record
People in the Australian state of Queensland will soon have to start drinking water containing recycled sewage, the state premier has warned.

Premier Peter Beattie said he had scrapped a referendum on the issue, because there was no longer a choice.

He also warned other Australian states might eventually have to do the same because of mounting water shortages.

Water is already recycled in places like Singapore and the UK, but the idea is still unpopular in Australia.

But the country is currently suffering from a severe drought - the worst on record. Last week Prime Minister John Howard declared water security to be the biggest challenge currently facing Australia, and he announced a A$10bn ($7.7bn; £3.9bn) package to tackle the problem.

Mr Beattie said that falling water levels had left his state administration with no option but to introduce recycled water in south-eastern Queensland, starting from next year.

"We're not getting rain; we've got no choice," he told ABC radio.

"These are ugly decisions, but you either drink water or you die. There's no choice. It's liquid gold, it's a matter of life and death," he said.


Mr Howard supported Mr Beattie's comments, telling a Sydney radio station: "I've advocated recycling for a long time... I am very strongly in favour of recycling, and Mr Beattie is right."

But Mike Rann, the premier of South Australia, and Morris Iemma, the premier of New South Wales, rejected the Queensland plan - with Mr Rann ruling out using recycled sewage for anything but irrigation.

Malcolm Turnbull, the new environment and water resources minister, asked other states to be more open-minded on the issue.

"Don't rule out desalination because it is expensive, or recycling because it sounds yucky, or building a dam," Mr Turnbull told Australian media.

"Put everything on the table, assess all the economic, environmental and financial costs and then make a decision."

River row

Ahead of an election next year, Mr Howard and his federal administration are eager to be seen to be tackling environmental problems.

Mr Howard announced last week that the federal government wanted to take over the Murray-Darling river system - the country's most precious water resource, which provides supplies for most of Australia's irrigated farm land.

The controversial plan would be the biggest reform of water management in the country's history.

The four state governments which manage it are currently controlled by the opposition Labor party, which has argued that the new proposals represent an unacceptable power grab by the prime minister.


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I think they have already started in Sydney, not really looking forward to it! :confused: Some residents have started complaining about tap water already...you know, it being dirty and foul tasting.
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