Bob Carr MP NSW Environment and Planning Minister. In 1986 he was preparing a plan for the Murray River and he called for submissions. Waterhouse Enterprises learned of this through the Maritime in Sydney and wrote to him. He responded. It was pointed out that there were only two places on the NSW section of the Murray River where vessels could discharge their sewerage. These were located at Echuca and Mildura. South Australia, on the other hand provided 24 discharge locations. Waterhouse wanted to connect the project to the local sewer systems. They wanted to offer this free service to local and passing vessels.