Shoalhaven News

Greens call for rethink about pumping water from the Shoalhaven to Sydney

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The Greens are calling for a rethink about water efficiency with 26 billion litres or 17 per cent of Sydney's water supply pumped from the Shoalhaven River to Sydney over three months from November 2018 to January 2019.

For part of this period, Shoalhaven residents were on level 1 restrictions while Sydney had no restrictions at all.

Greens Candidate for South Coast Kim Stephenson says the pumping also reduces flows available for the lower Shoalhaven with negative environmental consequences.

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