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Queensland school runs out of water as commercial bottlers harvest local supplies | Environment | The Guardian
'Water miners' are now a thing....
The Tamborine Mountain state school has run out of water, even as water miners in the Gold Coast hinterland are sending millions of litres to commercial bottling operations.

Trucks sent by the Queensland government carrying emergency supplies to the school, including Mount Tamborine bottled water, have been passing trucks heading in the opposite direction taking local water to bottling plants for beverage giants such as Coca-Cola.

Water miners in the Mount Tamborine area supply roughly 130m litres of water each year to commercial bottling operations. Now the local bores are running dry.
grim-meathook-future  water  water-mining  mining  resources  future  climate-change  queensland  australia 
december 2019 by jm

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