The Uk Could Run Out Of Water In 20 Years?

bluebell

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So the experts? recon, with all this house building going on and the projected numbers needed? Also the fact that we just dont seem to get the amount of rain and hotter summers? well well well it dosnt need experts to work that out but common sense? large scale building of houses is just one thing, but then creates allsorts of problems and issues? for one house builders are in it for one thing only to make money? and quite right, they dont build inferstructure such as new sewage works, extra water reservoirs, major roads upgrades etc, thats the problem and cost for local council, Govt? Trouble is that end of the bargin dosnt get done?
 

Campani

Member
The South East and London are some of the most water-stressed areas in the world. Discussions are going on at the moment about storing more water in Lake Vyrnwy by me to provide more water to London via the River Severn and Thames.

It's very early discussions but I imagine if the idea is brought forward its going to cause a very bumpy ride politically. Impacts in Rural, relatively less well off Mid Wales to benefit London!!
 

Chris123

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Location
Shropshire
Wouldn’t surprise me if the answer will be to cut down all the trees that are absorbing all the water in 10 years. Can’t see how this country can be short of water, water storage maybe for when we do have dry spells, put a few more reservoirs in would soon sort that problem if there is anywhere left to put them with the all the housing estates built on flood plains
 

neilo

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Montgomeryshire
So the experts? recon, with all this house building going on and the projected numbers needed? Also the fact that we just dont seem to get the amount of rain and hotter summers? well well well it dosnt need experts to work that out but common sense? large scale building of houses is just one thing, but then creates allsorts of problems and issues? for one house builders are in it for one thing only to make money? and quite right, they dont build inferstructure such as new sewage works, extra water reservoirs, major roads upgrades etc, thats the problem and cost for local council, Govt? Trouble is that end of the bargin dosnt get done?

Those nasty house builders have to pay for upgrading infrastructure like water treatment plants as part of getting planning permission via Section 106 payments.
The problem is that the money never gets spent on that infrastructure, once it gets into the Council’s hands.

There’s plenty of water, it’s just in a different place to where the majority are wanting to live.
 

JP1

Member
Livestock Farmer
It shouldn't be that difficult to move it around from high rainfall areas to the SE, if the will was there.... Being doing it with gas and oil for decades.
China does this on a massive scale back up NE to Beijng which is almost desert like

You'd have thought it would be possible to trap water on higher ground, draw hydro electric power and ship water too
 

Netherfield

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Location
West Yorkshire
Plenty water, just not in the right place.

Huddersfield Corporation built enough reservoirs to future proof the town far in to the future, including when the M62 was being built, Scammonden Dam, paid for by the people by an increase on the rates. Not on drop of water from Scammonden entered Huddersfield's supply system, government decided to privatise the countries water and it was diverted elsewhere.

Brother farmed on Yorkshire Water property, running through the middle was a catchment channel which took water from two reservoirs along to a third one at the side of the water treatment plant, he got to know quite a few of the workmen, above half the water leaked from the system before it reached it's final destination, although untreated it's still a waste of resources, but still the investors still get their dividend each year.
 

vantage

Member
Location
Pembs
It shouldn't be that difficult to move it around from high rainfall areas to the SE, if the will was there.... Being doing it with gas and oil for decades.
Visited Llysyfran last week , there was a display to mark fifty years since it opened,I went as I remember being there as a five year old and getting drenched when Princess Margaret opened the sluice valve! Anyway I digress, when it was built the foundations were put in place to raise the dam another 40’, looking at it now, a lot of the development there recently would be submerged and a fair bit more land would be lost, but it would hold significantly more water.
 

Ashtree

Member
Listen guys, if it’s water you want, call 1-800-PADDY. We have a never ending supply, just like beef, cheddar, Guinness, etc. The good things in life…
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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