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Dunedin stormwater: more differences between ORC and DCC

Dunedin residents favour a cleaner harbour and coastal environment?

### ODT Online Thu, 7 Jun 2012
Impasse over stormwater
By Debbie Porteous
Disagreement over improving the quality of stormwater could see the Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council at loggerheads for some time – and may even end up in court. City council infrastructure services committee chairman Cr Andrew Noone says the regional council may be slowly changing its view, but there is a long way to go before the two councils reach a position on which they can agree. The DCC applied to the ORC late last month to renew four 35-year resource consents – expiring in November – to discharge stormwater into Otago Harbour, the ocean at St Clair and Second beaches and Andersons Bay inlet.
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New Scientist: Water, water everywhere

Electricity and water form the lifeblood of our cities. As populations grow and we switch to renewable sources of power, neither will be as plentiful as they are today. In the first of three articles, produced in association with IBM, New Scientist explores how to handle these precious resources in smarter ways. This week, Fred Pearce visits Singapore, which has become the world leader in catching, using and recycling water.
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Thinking about Dunedin, how would you answer the New Scientist poll?

Which of the measures taken by Singapore would you most like to see adopted in your area?

– Damming river estuaries to create reservoirs
– Encouraging consumers to use less water
– Prevention of serious water leaks
– Recycling water from surface runoff
– Desalination of seawater
– None of the above. Everything’s fine

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