Friday, Jun 09, 2006

More water restrictions on the way for London

BBC News: Thames Water wants drought order

Thames Water, which supplies five million people in London, has applied for a drought order. The order would affect London and small parts of Kent and Surrey, but leave three million other customers in the Thames Valley unaffected.

Posted by webmaster @ 05:49 PM (530 views)
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1. Paul said...

Every year we get this. When I was in Toulouse recently, 35 degrees, near the Spanish border, watching our host hosing down the patio I asked if there was any problem with hosepipe bans. "No, not at all" was his answer.

The water companies lose water, because they won't replace the pipes because then the MD would have to go without the his pay increase this year. That's the real problem.

And BTW, when there's a localized drought in the South East, it is NOT national news. It is regional news regardless of how important the BBC tells everyone else it is.

Grrr.

Friday, June 9, 2006 06:47PM Report Comment
 

2. uncle chris said...

And with another 200,000+ homes on the way, the more you'll all have to share around the water you haven't got. The politicians really don't have a clue.

Friday, June 9, 2006 09:32PM Report Comment
 

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