RMCG Managing Principal Dr Anne-Maree Boland featured in the media recently on the potential use of recycled water in food crop irrigation. Commenting on the reason for recycled water not being utilised to its full extent was centred around the expense of moving recycled water from urban areas to regional farming operations.
“One of the problems is you need to move it from where it’s produced which is often in major cities, to where the agriculture is” Dr Boland said.
Anne-Maree also commented on the need to consider the benefits of using recycled water to free up other water sources, something that business plans often don’t adequately consider.
“We don’t consider some of the other benefits such as environmental benefits and the fact we’re freeing up another water source,” she said.
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