In a nationally representative study with a sample size of 1495, Australian residents were asked about attitudes to recycled and desalinated water, including a question on likelihood to relocate because of water supply. This was highest when there was insufficient water to meet their needs, followed by when recycled water was introduced into their supply, then the introduction of desalinated water. The scenario where residents had to rely on self-purified rain water from a tank had the lowest level of relocation intention. The results indicate that the increased provision of rainwater tanks may be the most publically acceptable water alternative for Australians.
Hurlimann, A. & Dolnicar, S. (2010). Acceptance of water alternatives in Australia. Water Science and Technology, 61 (8), 2137-2142.