Why does the government need to change the law?
Water is a commodity, and a resource that must be used responsibly.
But a lack of regulation means that when a problem arises, water supply is often left to the whims of the politicians who control it.
The Australian Water Supply Association is calling for an urgent change to the law.
Water Supply Minister Bill Shorten has made a series of proposals over the past few years to improve the water quality of the country.
But the biggest issue is that when water supply fails, it is often because of human error.
This means water infrastructure needs to be able to deliver reliable and clean water to Australians, and the Government needs to act to ensure it does.
Shorten has already proposed changes to the water system, which include requiring water suppliers to pay for the quality of their water supply.
What is a ‘supply’ problem?
Supply problems occur when a supply line fails because of poor maintenance, improper maintenance, or other problems.
When a supply failure happens, water suppliers typically find themselves in a state of emergency, which is a situation where water supplies can’t be delivered.
If a supply supply fails due to a supply problem, it can have a dramatic impact on the health of the community, especially for people living in vulnerable areas such as rural and regional areas.
The water crisis in Victoria This is because of the lack of infrastructure for people to get their drinking water from the surface.
It is an extremely dangerous situation and is often exacerbated by pollution from human activities.
The Victorian Government recently passed legislation to address the situation, which requires water suppliers in the state to pay a $10 million penalty.
The penalty was imposed after the Commonwealth failed to pay its share of $5 million due to pollution from sewage treatment plants.
The Commonwealth had agreed to pay $1.4 billion for water infrastructure improvements across Victoria, but the Victorian Government has not paid.
Since the legislation passed, water providers have been notified that the penalty would not be paid, and some have already left Victoria for other states.
While the penalties have been imposed, the Government is yet to issue any water regulations to address supply failures.
In April, the Victorian Opposition criticised the lack the state had on water quality standards, and called for the state Government to implement a water quality assessment.
The Government has so far failed to implement this, with Victoria’s Chief Minister claiming the government has not met its obligations.
Despite the Government’s failure to meet its obligations, it appears Shorten’s water plan is still in its infancy.
How can water quality improve?
Shortens plan proposes a range of measures to improve water quality in the Victorian and Queensland regions.
He has promised to ensure that the state’s water quality targets are met, and to establish a new water quality monitoring system.
He has also promised to build a network of monitoring stations and test stations across the state.
Under his plan, a new regional water quality test station will be established in Melbourne, and will provide water quality tests to every water supplier in the region.
This will also help the Government monitor water quality across the region, as the existing monitoring stations will no longer be required.
These tests will provide information about the level of pollution and the quantity of water being delivered.
Shortens plan also calls for a pilot scheme to ensure more water quality testing can be conducted across the country to help improve water supply in areas that are not currently being tested.
Other measures include the establishment of a regional water safety network, which will provide regional councils with additional information about water quality.
According to Shortens, he will also introduce a national water quality pilot project to determine the best way to manage water quality issues.
A pilot scheme will allow councils to establish local water quality management programs, which would enable councils to monitor water and sewage treatment facilities in their area, and monitor the quality and quantity of wastewater being delivered to them.
New monitoring stations are also being set up in the Northern Territory, the Northern Rivers region, and Tasmania, which can be used to monitor the levels of pollution from treatment plants, as well as the quantity and quality of water flowing into the region’s streams.
“The Government needs action to improve our water quality, not more tinkering around the edges,” says Sarah O’Connor, the Executive Director of the Australian Water Resources Association (AWRA).
“It is clear from our research that most of the issues affecting the water supply are caused by human error rather than by any systemic failure of water supply systems.”
Water quality issues are not unique to Victoria, as it is common in many regions across the world, with other countries having similar problems.
But with more people in Australia, including in the southern states of Queensland and South Australia, having to rely on water supply from the mainland, the problems are much worse.
One example of the water problems that are causing issues for communities in Queensland and Tasmania is the loss