BUT national ban on the use of hoses should be implemented as national priority along with mandatory water metering across the UK by the end of decade.
it key the message that the infrastructure consultants gave government how the nation prepares for a drought that threatens a serious disaster for the nation. If we don’t act now, Britain will leave the country. facing a future of turn for emergency bottled water back of trucks.”
government was warned four years ago by the National Infrastructure Committee (NIC) that a significant new investment should be made in country’s water supply equipment by the 2030s. Although some improvements have been made water companies, almost 3 billion liters of water is still lost every day.
Fixing these leaks will require investment of about £20 billion Sir John Armitt Chairman of committee reported Observer this weekend. Failure to invest now would mean he added that more how twice how much to spend on distributing bottled water to UK residents by truck as droughts hit the country with increasing frequency.
“You must pay for It, one way or something else,” he said. “It could be an investment in new tanks or moving water throughout the country, as well as repairing leaks. Water metering is seen by industry as best tool for cutting water use – in the UK there is highest Application in Europe. It is assumed that water meters have been installed in only about half of households in England and Wales, but these clients use 33 liters per day less than national average, of 141 liters per day.
call NIC was supported by the Rivers Trust, which who where was one of in key agencies at a meeting of the National Drought Control Group government convened last week when the drought spread throughout England.
Mark Lloyd of The Rivers Trust stated that the measures should be taken much sooner than the end of decade. “We need nationally coordinated advertising. campaign to reduce water use, and universal water metering,” he said. “Low flows in rivers catastrophic for wildlife and ultimately we need take a lot more care of this incredibly valuable resource.”
Mark Owen of Angling Trust said hose bans must be extended throughout the country, after the Southern water became first firm to bring in ban on Friday, for island of White and Hampshire.
“We need see these bans led in actively in a lot of more places,” Owen said.
He criticized the lack of government planning for extreme weather. “There is no strategic, consistent, joined-up an approach. The reaction is always lightning fast. What happens when we get to this stage – when it gets very dry and hot – that’s all. of sudden use shoot up as people fill rowing pools and water their gardens.
Tom Bradshaw, Vice President of This was announced by the National Union of Farmers. more investments in watering, on farm reservoirs and a better water management plan. “Absence of rain means crops like sugar beets and corn are showing signs of of stress, while challenges for farmers who need to irrigate field vegetables and potatoes. Dry weather It has also heavily slaughtered grass growth that could hit stern for winter.”
The critics say government there were many of warnings, but didn’t seem to take any action.
“What we are seeing now is that the climate is affecting in terms of more extreme weather events are happening more often and to a greater extent than expected,” said Martin Baxter. of institute of Environmental management and evaluation. “We really need to be more resistant to what we know is on in way”.
Conglomerate of government the authorities said that the major plans prepared to improve the storage and pumping of water through England and Wales. £500 million scheme called Rapid – Regulatory Alliance for Progressive infrastructure development set up jointly in 2019 Ofwat, Environmental Protection Agency (EA) and Drinking Water Inspectorate.
“Now we are investigating various schemes with aim of implement the most promising in pair of years,” said Paul Hickey, managing director director of Swift.
Among the projects under consideration are series of new tanks that can be built in various parts of country and schemes that would allow engineers for pumping water from north of England, where supplies are not tight, to the south. This will include using River Severn and Grand Union Canal as pipelines for fresh water, which will alleviate the situation in south of England most affected by the drought.
These schemes will cost billions of pounds, however, and are unlikely to be realized in in next decade.
July was the driest month on record since 1911, with only 24% of in amount of rain to be expected in mid-July, according to the Met Office. All areas of the country suffered, but in south and east in special conditions critical – with rainfall in july just fourteen% of middle july over decade to 2020.
branch for environment, food and agriculture, rejected call for mandatory water metering.
This was announced by a representative Observer:
“Vodokanals have duty to ensure reserves. That is why we continue challenge those with poor man record on leaks and work on ensure they introduce new infrastructure such as reservoirs and reservoirs. transfers. Were also taking forward measures to support water efficiency in homes”.