The Uk Could Run Out Of Water In 20 Years?

kiwi pom

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Location
canterbury NZ
spot on...we need a national water network moving water north south and generating hydro electric and fert as it moves.....what do whitehall numpties want..nuclear :banghead: :banghead:
Nuclear power is absolutely the way forward for the foreseeable future until renewables and grid storage can keep up with demand.
As for water, lakes, dams, canals and hydroelectric plants take up rather a lot of space. I can see all the outraged threads on here as everyone rushes to get their land agents in order, when their farm is set to be turned into a lake or there's a huge canal going straight through it.
They could do it in China, just drown anyone that wont move and shoot anyone that asks for compensation. In the UK, not so much.
 

Hindsight

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Location
Lincolnshire
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!!

London and the South East provide the surplus taxation that provides for rural Mid Wales and LIncolnshire.
 
Nuclear power is absolutely the way forward for the foreseeable future until renewables and grid storage can keep up with demand.
As for water, lakes, dams, canals and hydroelectric plants take up rather a lot of space. I can see all the outraged threads on here as everyone rushes to get their land agents in order, when their farm is set to be turned into a lake or there's a huge canal going straight through it.
They could do it in China, just drown anyone that wont move and shoot anyone that asks for compensation. In the UK, not so much.
Say that to Ardern and Shaw!!!😆😆😆
Mind you with the PM being poorly, we should by sympathetic.....
 

Bogweevil

Member
Rainwater capture systems - the proposal to require these for all new builds, especially in the South-East, was quickly killed off by the construction industry lobby.

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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.
I think water is relatively expensive to move, the problem is the real growth areas of the UK are also the driest areas, we need to be building houses in the Wet uplands, not East Anglia, but that is not where people want to live.

First thing, we should start to limit water usage, as they do in the drier countries, then mend leaks too.
 

Universe

Member
Livestock Farmer
Water companies are on a par with fuel companies as the biggest rip off merchant around.

Charging people for something they get for free-all they have to do is provide the infrastructure .

Yet they can't even do that properly.

There's plenty of water. I'm sure that yrs ago it was stated that for every litre of water delivered, 9 litres was lost along the way...
Do you think that water company shareholders have taken a hit and improved all the leaky Victorian pipework? So obviously the only way out is to charge the users more so that we use less. Simples! 😆
 

Paddington

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Location
Soggy Shropshire
Our metered water bill last year was up by over 10% last year, so we suspected a leak. Turned the main stop cock off and the meter stopped, with meter on and supplies to sheds and field and all taps turned off, the meter was still going. Severn Trent came out, we had no damp patches anywhere, but because we had reported it we got a "warning notice of water wastage". We might have to dig up the supply pipe to the house. However after replacing a number of dripping tap washers, our next bill had gone back to normal. Shows the amount of water that can be lost by small things.
 

Y Fan Wen

Member
Location
N W Snowdonia
What do we want?
This that and the other!
Where do you want it?
Not near our houses.
How should we pay for it?
Tax someone that's not me.

"This isn't a nimby [not in my backyard] project because one of the other sites they originally chose was in a disused quarry, which is also in our area. So we're not against Welsh Water developing in our area, we just don't want it here."
 

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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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