Cotton, Water managment, water markets

Irrigator Peter Harris summonsed for ‘illegal’ water use

14 November 2017

  • The Australian
  • NSW Political Editor

The NSW Environmental Defender’s Office has served irrigator and Nationals donor Peter Harris a summons demanding he return more than five billion litres of water he is alleged to have ­illegally taken from the Barwon-Darling River.

The incidents of alleged water theft are the subject of ICAC, Ombudsman and Office of Water inquiries, which follow the standing down and resignation of former senior NSW water bureaucrat Gavin Hanlon.

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