More than 300 water treatment applications were registered last year in Queensland and Western Australia, according to a new report.
Water Treatment Applications registered in Queensland for the first three months of 2017.
Source: Water Treatment Applications, Department of Water, Land and Resources, Queensland Water, 2016.
Water Treatment applications registered in Western Australia for the second quarter of 2017, up from the same period last year.
Source : Water Treatment Application, Department the Western Australian Water, 2017.
The Queensland Water Authority said the figures were based on applications for the three months to March 2017, which was the first quarter of the state’s water-treatment programme, which is expected to end this month.
A spokesman said it was not uncommon for applications to be registered in the past three months.
“Applications are not uncommon and we’ve always had a very robust system of processes in place,” he said.
“In the case of water treatment we have a very well-functioning system, with a lot of information coming in and being recorded and being passed through a number of different agencies.”
He said the agency was not able to disclose the number of applications that were registered in a particular area.
He said it would not be possible to release the figures due to privacy reasons.
In Queensland, the water authority is also seeking advice on the cost and benefits of the system.
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