By Andrew Bolt ~
Global warming scare-mongering has cost us more than warming itself.
Victorians will be paying for desalinated water every year even if dams are full, under a secret plan to introduce a new minimum order.
The first water from the multi-billion-dollar Wonthaggi desalination plant is set to flow as early as today, after a power failure is fixed and operator Aquasure completes preliminary tests to deliver 50 gigalitres the Andrews Government ordered last year.
But the Sunday Herald Sun can reveal the state government is set to automatically order 15GL a year in the future, in a bid to keep the plant from breaking down again after being mothballed for years.
Under a secret plan that would cost up to $8 million a year and spark fierce debate, the Andrews Government is preparing to change the current desalination contract, which limits it to placing an order of either 50Gl, 100GL or 150Gl, based on advice from Melbourne Water relating to weather and storage levels.