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As the population grows, demand for basic needs, e.g. food, housing, and water, continues to rise. Supply must accordingly keep up. In some instances, resources from different areas may be diverted to sustain the basic needs of a certain locality.

This is exactly what the north-eastern suburb of Ellenbrook faces right now. Years of unprecedented growth have made the local water supply all but inadequate. Around 11,000 households are being supplied by a reticulated water system designed to serve less than a tenth of that figure. As of this writing, however, the Water Corporation is laying down expansion plans to improve water distribution.
http://www.rainfilltanks.com.au/industry-news/rainwater-tanks-wa-help-keep-urban-development-effects-beneficial/

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