The recurrent water restriction problem during the summer months can be solved economically with a floating reservoir. The reservoir is made of recycled polyethylene films provided from retail plastic bags, and is assembled less than a 100 metres offshore. Fresh water, which is less dense than sea water, is directed into the reservoir from the nearest creek outlet and is withdrawn during the summer months via the same pipe to the water treatment plant. The concept is feasible but requires the commitment of relevant businesses and interested private citizens to develop it and make it a viable venture.
Hesham Seoud, Gibsons