Pollies taste Mandogalup rainwater

Mandogalup residents at Parliament House during protests against the buffer zone.
Mandogalup residents at Parliament House during protests against the buffer zone.

MANDOGALUP residents served pure rainwater to WA politicians on Tuesday as part of their campaign against plans for a 1.5km buffer zone.

Politicians including Premier Colin Barnett, Kwinana MLA Roger Cook and Opposition water spokesman Fran Logan sampled the fresh water supplied by local residents to show that there was no dust issue for the suburb.

Dust concerns have previously been raised as a major reason to have a 1.5km buffer zone between residents and the nearby Kwinana industrial strip.

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“There is no scheme water in Mandogalup,” a spokeswoman said.

“These residents and their past generations of families have spent their entire lives drinking this rainwater and have never had an issue.”

Mandogalup residents are waiting for the result of a highly anticipated independent review from the Environmental Protection Authority, which is expected soon.