Journal article

Water supply in regional Victoria Australia: A review of the water cartage industry and willingness to pay for recycled water

Anna C Hurlimann



Many urban and regional areas of Australia have been facing severe drought over the past decade. This is particularly the case for most areas in the state of Victoria (located in the south east of the country). The management response to this situation has often been reactive with little thought about subsequent and long-term impacts. This paper reviews the water cartage industry in regional Victoria Australia which has developed in response to drought, suppling water in drought affected areas of the state. The review involved the survey of six water cartage businesses, and interviews with local government and water authority officers. The review found that the cost of the carted water is up..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The author would like to acknowledge funding given to undertake this study by an Early Career Researcher Grant from the University of Melbourne. The author wishes to thank Sebastian Immaraj for research assistance with this project. Additionally the author thanks the following people and organisations for their assistance with and support of this research: Bencligo