Thread: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites


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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

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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    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

    BBC News - Drought summit: Why not pipe the water from north to south?



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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    Erm, there may a nominal fee

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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    im so glad water is so plenty full down here, other wise i might have to without me cider ffs lmao

    no rainfull = no cider apples phewwwwwwww

    over populated country springs to mind !!!!!!!!

    pardon the pune ....
    Last edited by Ratts; 16th March 2012 at 19:41.

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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    Oh well about time I dusted off my Fremen stillsuit.

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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    Quote Originally Posted by Exos View Post
    Oh well about time I dusted off my Fremen stillsuit.
    Showing your age now m8

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    Re: Hosepipe ban announced for 20 million as drought bites

    Quote Originally Posted by wiz569 View Post
    Showing your age now m8
    Unless he's on about the far more comprehensive Yr 2000 tv adaptation or even it's follow up "Children of" incarnation.

    If he's on about the books


    Last edited by Tawke; 16th March 2012 at 20:20. Reason: pluralised book

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