I VISIT Adelaide more or less once a year from the UK, so I am fully aware of the water shortage problems the town has had in the past.
This time I was delighted to see the Koonap River flowing strong and clear past the town.
I then visited the town dam, which can take water from the river via a sluice and tunnel. Astonishingly, not a drop was flowing into the dam which was extremely low.
I know the town now gets its water from a pipe from the Fish River, but the pipe is long and many components can easily fail, as has happened in the past.
It would take minimal effort to open the sluice and fill the dam.
Are those responsible for the Adelaide water supply not aware of the risks to which they are putting the residents of the town?
Stuart Rangeley-Wilson, Wells-next-the-Sea, UK