All mess but no water: MP

HOMES at Currumbin and Tugun are receiving no desalinated water, MP Jann Stuckey revealed.

Ms Stuckey has accused the state government of ongoing secrecy and cover-ups over the Tugun Desalination Plant following the discovery.

“A reply to a question requesting the percentage of desalinated water and dam water as well as any other additives for desalination output figures revealed that the Currumbin electorate is still receiving 100 percent dam water,” Ms Stuckey said.

“The Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy also commented that lime and carbon were added to the dam water at rates of up to 57mg/L and 47mg/L, along with 0.9mg/L of chlorine.

Ms Stuckey asked if homes and businesses in the Currumbin electorate are not receiving any desalinated water from the Tugun plant then who is?

“It begs the question, where has almost 10,000 megalitres of water gone, and why have Tugun residents and those in neighbouring suburbs had to put up with enormous intrusions into their lives in order for the plant to supply water elsewhere?

“Water rates have risen as a direct impact of the plant’s construction and prices are projected to continue to soar, from an average $503 in 2007-08 to $807 in 2012-13.”

Ms Stuckey said this information is a slap in the face for Tugun residents who have put up with the “mess” since 2006.

“No progress announcements are forthcoming and residents feel they have been left in the dark,” she said.

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