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Wednesday, 27 October 1971
Page: 2651

Dr Everingham (CAPRICORNIA, QUEENSLAND) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Works, upon notice:

(1)   What mineral concentrations have been found in the proposed underground water supply for Alice Springs.

(2)   What assays will be made of variations in these concentrations attributable to the cement lining of the proposed pipeline.

Mr Chipp - The Minister for Works has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The mineral content of underground water from bores in current use ranges from 300 to 400 milligrams of total dissolved solids per litre.

A typical detailed analysis is as follows:


(2)   No significant change in water quality is expected as a result of the use of a cementlined pipeline. Only occasional chemical analyses of samples will be made.

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