Monday, January 29, 2007

Australia to drink recycled water


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 planned referendum on the issue, because there was no longer a choice.

He also warned that other states in Australia might eventually have to do the same as Queensland.


"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.

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