Up to 20 million homes face hosepipe bans by the end of the month after seven water companies today announced restrictions that could last throughout the summer in a bid to stave off a worsening drought.
Water companies across southern and eastern England are bringing are introducing water restrictions as a result of two unusually dry winters which have left reservoirs, aquifers and rivers well below normal levels.
Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Sutton
Desalination plants are expensive to run in terms of power. I did read it would around 1MW to desalinate enough water for the average 4 person UK house (approx £100) plus the cost of building the plant, maintaining it, etc
Plans to build a new reservoir in oxfordshire turned due to pressure from local residents
Plans to build water network from north to south in the 70's were rejected
of course there is a plenty being wasted through leaks as well
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