High price of extra water (letter)by Chris RuleNews Weekly
, July 16, 2005
Pat Byrne, in his article, "Water trade to shift water from farms to cities", indicates that farmers "pay about $50-100 a megalitre as a delivery and infrastructure charge for high-security water" (News Weekly
, July 2, 2005.)
He then goes on to say that for "low-security water, that is, extra water ... they may pay a slightly higher price".
The position is far worse. I know that in the Sunraysia district of Victoria, the going price for "extra water" for farmers is between $1,200-1,450 per megalitre.Chris Rule,