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Winter Deluge Means There Will Be No Hosepipe Bans In Britain For Years

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/455812/Let-it-rain-Winter-deluge-means-there-will-be-NO-hosepipe-bans-in-Britain-for-YEARS

Months of torrential rain have left ground saturated while underground aquifers and rivers at near bursting point.

And while parts of the country have been blighted by floods, water companies claimed it was good news for this summer - with reserves so high that the knock-on effect could last several years.

Anglian Water spokesman Antony Innes confirmed: "All of our aquifers and reservoirs are fully stocked. We are as certain as we can be there will be no hosepipe bans this summer."

A spokesman for Thames Water added: "We're confident that there will be no water supply problems in 2014.

We have official denials about hose pipe bans, it can only mean hosepipe bans in the summer. :lol::lol:

Full marks to the express, no hose pipe bans this summer suddenly translates to years....

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Although it's all somewhat regional, there seem to be a few reservoirs around that aren't full at the moment.

Haven't we had problems in previous years with the water companies partially emptying reservoirs fully expecting more rain and then being roundly disappointed and a hosepipe ban ensuing anyway? Or am I misremembering this?

If we have a dry summer I guess I should just encourage rioters to hang out near my vegetable patch ;)

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On a water metre anyway .........1000 litre in total of rainwater tanks , maybe get another one , also looking at grey water toilet flushing.

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Although it's all somewhat regional, there seem to be a few reservoirs around that aren't full at the moment.

Any sign of extreme weather and it is jumped on by the media. This winter has been amazingly temperate with highs of 8 c and lows of 3c almost continuous for the last three months.

Maybe the climate change lobby need to be concerned about our inextreme climate of late.

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Glencoe

Scotland is also having a pretty decent ski season - Glencoe has one of the deepest upper snow depths on the planet. Would be nice if it calmed down for a few days though.

Thing is - the UK will pretty much always have 'strange' or 'extreme' events - we always have.

There is no such thing as 'normal' UK weather. So those looking for something to back up various ideas about a changing climate etc will ALWAYS have something to point to. Its a no lose situation.

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Glencoe

Scotland is also having a pretty decent ski season - Glencoe has one of the deepest upper snow depths on the planet. Would be nice if it calmed down for a few days though.

Thing is - the UK will pretty much always have 'strange' or 'extreme' events - we always have.

There is no such thing as 'normal' UK weather. So those looking for something to back up various ideas about a changing climate etc will ALWAYS have something to point to. Its a no lose situation.

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