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RussellJoseph Sparky
16-06-2019

Re: Discharge ports, meters per second, cubic meters per second.

A further simple question in relation to this water issue is why can't the ship simply recycle fresh water and use some of the gas on board to heat it up and just keep re-using the same water? There is already a recycled water line running right past the gate from Somers to Hastings, seems madness to put chlorinated sea water back into the bay at such incredible volumes.
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RussellJoseph Sparky
25-06-2019

Re: Discharge ports, meters per second, cubic meters per second.

Understood they chose the cheaper version but for the government and community to decide if there is more value in paying a little bit more for the gas or potentially destroying the marine environment of this RAMSAR site then I think we need to be able to quantify this cost. Just saying it is a cheaper option is meaningless, how much cheaper and how does this stack up against the environmental value of Westernport Bay as an environmental asset. We need to deal in actual numbers here.
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RussellJoseph Sparky
19-06-2019

Re: Discharge ports, meters per second, cubic meters per second.

Rob, thanks for getting back to me but you have missed part of my point.There is already a recycled water line coming from the Somers treatment plant to Hastings which can fill the vessel with water and rather than offload and onload every day, just reheat it. This is NOT a potable water supply but recycled treated sewage which otherwise, as in the case at Gunnamatta, gets dumped at sea at the rate of 350 million litres every single day. AGL mentioned at one of their sessions that it is possibl ...
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RussellJoseph Sparky
03-07-2019

Re: Discharge ports, meters per second, cubic meters per second.

There is not enough water produced to enable 450ML per day but there are two issues here. First, the plant can be upgraded to produce more water and secondly the vessel should be able to recycle water without having to discharge and recharge 450ML every day. My original question for AGL is what is the cost to recycle the water as opposed to pumping it in and out every day.
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