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Emergency water supply station in London unusable despite drought risk | Water

A £250 million desalination plant commissioned 12 years ago to boost drinking water supplies during long dry spells has come online. on keep like water companies in England and Wales face growing political pressure over their management of supply crisis.

Thames Water plant opened in Beckton, East London. in 2010 with plans supply up up to 1 million people during emergencies, but those ambitions were scaled back against the background of doubts about when the object will be able to begin operating.

Despite the heat of July and the driest eight-month period since 1976, the Beckton plant will not start supply of drinking water to next year at the earliest, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The company told the newspaper that it had downgraded its estimates for deliveries from the plant by a third. The spokesman said: “This adjustment was made on the foundation of experience and to avoid creating unrealistic expectations about the results that can be achieved over extended period.”

He added what is planned work” had to be completed before the plant could begin operating. This means that even if a drought is announced in Thames region, the plant will not operate.

Experts said that Thames Water failed take into account different levels of salt water in mouth of the Thames.

Of the 11 water utilities, two—Southern Water and South East Water—have already ordered hose lines. bans even after pressure government do more curb excess water use.

The two Conservative leadership candidates called for for tougher measures against suppliers who fail to fix leaks. former Chancellor Rishi Sunak told the Telegraph he was considering the offer compensation customers if the hose bans were introduced as a result of failure of the water company.

He said: “Unacceptable for water companies impose restrictions on their clients when they fail to fix leaks. We need tougher financial fines on companies that are not investing enough to stop wasting water.”

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His rival, Liz Truss, plans tougher regulation. representative for her campaign told The Telegraph: “We shouldn’t in where the hose bans should happen. More needs to be done to make sure water companies fix leaks and waste in their networks.

“As prime ministerLiz would look at how best Ofwat can hold these water companies with worst track record on account, so industrious people not limited by country on their water use over summer months.”

Southeast water said on On Wednesday, he had no choice but to restrict water use for 3 million households since August 12, saying demand this summer, “all previous records” were broken in extremely dry conditions.

But other companies, even in drier areas resist the ban. Those who participate in drought discussions say companies would rather wait until last minute when rivers run dry, not to annoy customers by placing bans in place early.

Yorkshire Water, which has reservoirs that make up just 52% of the full, is among the companies that own the firm against hose ban. Instead, he urges customers not to wash their cars, and if they have to wash them to do so over lawns.

We all know somebody who doesn’t wash them car! You can call they are lazy and we call they are water saving heroes! 🙌🚗 – a 🧵

We think a little of dirt doesn’t hurt anyone, but if you prefer give your car quick time-over why not just wash windows lights and mirrors? rice.twitter.com/HfVNT0FZP7

— Yorkshire Water 💧 (@YorkshireWater) August 3, 2022

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We all know somebody who doesn’t wash them car! You can call they are lazy and we call they are water saving heroes! 🙌🚗 – a 🧵

We think a little of dirt doesn’t hurt anyone, but if you prefer give your car quick time-over why not just wash windows lights and mirrors? rice.twitter.com/HfVNT0FZP7

— Yorkshire Water 💧 (@YorkshireWater) August 3, 2022

And if you really need to keep it crystal clear:

◾ If possible, wash on lawn, so excess water is absorbed up

◾ Collect cold water in bucket while you wait for shower to warm up up as well as use this is for cleaning your car instead of leave the hose running

Use less, save more rice.twitter.com/escYIQRIgn

— Yorkshire Water 💧 (@YorkshireWater) August 3, 2022

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And if you really need to keep it crystal clear:

◾ If possible, wash on lawn, so excess water is absorbed up

◾ Collect cold water in bucket while you wait for shower to warm up up as well as use this is for cleaning your car instead of leave the hose running

Use less, save more rice.twitter.com/escYIQRIgn

— Yorkshire Water 💧 (@YorkshireWater) August 3, 2022

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