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Wastewater meth testing finds 31.6kg used by West Aussies weekly

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Legislation to enforce compulsory meth treatment will remain at the speed needed to ensure services and resources are up to scratch, despite alarming results from meth testing on WA’s wastewater.

The State Government today released figures from testing across Perth, Bunbury and Geraldton, that showed West Australians consumed 31.6 kilograms of meth every week, or two tonnes per year, with a street value of $2 billion.

The testing was conducted at three wastewater plants that servicesa round 1.52 million residents.

Police Minister Liza Harvey told Gary Adshead on the 6PR Morning Program the new data backed up household figures, that found WA’s meth use was twice the national average.

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