Costs of improved waste treatment may fall on smaller communities - report

Gavin Evans
Wed, 24 Oct 2018

By Gavin Evans Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Upgrading waste water systems discharging to rivers and lakes will be expensive and those costs may fall disproportionately on smaller communities, a study for the government’s three waters review says. While most of the country is served by sewage and waste water systems discharging to the sea, about 5 percent of the population relies on waste systems discharging to land and another 13 percent on schemes discharging to fresh water. Consulting engineers GHD and Boffa Miskell assessed 145 publicly...

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