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Macquarie Group from Australia have recently bought a water authority in the UK. I think the Poms have short memories of the last time Macquarie Group ran a water authority in the UK. Left it in a right state.
Some of us have very long memories and even remember The Bitch that let her friends trouser millions of pounds as she sold off our nationalised industries!

Her supporters erected a statue to The Bitch about a month ago! They are the ones who have short memories, but well padded bank accounts!
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Going back to the original post, any shortages of water in the UK is surely a logistics issue. Even now, with hosepipe bans looming for much of the south, many parts of the north and west of the UK has seen above average rainfall. I’m sorry but if it’s possible to run a pipeline under the sea to carry oil from Russia to Europe then it’s possible to have one to carry water from the north to the south of the Uk.
 

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Going back to the original post, any shortages of water in the UK is surely a logistics issue. Even now, with hosepipe bans looming for much of the south, many parts of the north and west of the UK has seen above average rainfall. I’m sorry but if it’s possible to run a pipeline under the sea to carry oil from Russia to Europe then it’s possible to have one to carry water from the north to the south of the Uk.
It's a brexit thing. Europe, especially France, is punishing the closest bits of the UK first.
But it won't work as water naturally runs downhill and as the North iss at the top and the south at the bottom.....

I fully expect thus to be nicked and published on the front page ofvthe Express.
 
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But it won't work as water naturally runs downhill and as the North iss at the top and the south at the bottom.....
It would need to be pumped but of course it would work. If not, how does the oil in all these pipelines move around?

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Worcester February this year....

Personally I don't think we should ever have to deal with restrictions in the UK, we get loads of rain fall but clearly we don't have enough storage and a lot gets wasted (mostly in the distribution network due to leaks it seems).

The other big screw up is dual flush toilet cisterns which were supposedly brought in to save water, terrible bit of design and at some point or another every single one of them in my house (3 toilets) has leaked. The rubber diaphragm that stops water going from the cistern into the pan inevitably corrodes, loses flexibility or splits leading initially to a slow but steady trickle of wasted water into the pan that you don't really notice until it gets bad. That and the plunger sometimes sticks and my kids don't really notice the flush continuing to flow so it does so until the wife or I find it hours later. The old syphon based flushes had none of these issues, once the cistern was empty it stopped. Personally though I couldn't give that much of a wotsits as I'm not on a water meter. Dual-flush toilets 'wasting more water than they save'
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Looks like i'm going to be re-servicing our well again,,,,


Bring back PEK chopped pork! It made me what I am today,, :vomitintoilet:

Never knew ham. Giving our old dog his meds involves hiding it in wafer ham. None in shop so tried chopped pork, the picky fekr won't even eat it, or the cats. Does that tell me something?
 

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Going back to the original post, any shortages of water in the UK is surely a logistics issue. Even now, with hosepipe bans looming for much of the south, many parts of the north and west of the UK has seen above average rainfall. I’m sorry but if it’s possible to run a pipeline under the sea to carry oil from Russia to Europe then it’s possible to have one to carry water from the north to the south of the Uk.
That is correct. There are a number of options being looked at for projects transferring water from the N and W to the S and E.
This is also referred to in the industry as "Water Trading" - that is, between the legacy water regions of England post privatisation.
One example possibility is to increase flow to the River Vyrnwy - a tributary of the Severn, which might facilitate transfer via a pipeline from the Severn into the Thames.

It is also correct that it will be a logistical "issue" of some magnitude athumb..
 
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