Postcode lottery over hosepipe ban
Published 13 Jun 2012 11:30 4 Comments
THE hosepipe ban will be lifted in Winnersh tomorrow (Thursday), but remains in place in Bracknell, Wokingham and Ascot.
Thames Water, which supplies areas including Winnersh and Reading has announced the end of its restrictions because water levels in the River Thames have improved.
But South East Water, supplying Bracknell and Wokingham and Veolia Water Central, serving Ascot, will continue their bans.
For more on this story, see the Bracknell, Wokingham or Ascot editions of the News, available tomorrow (Thursday).
How has the ban affected you? Leave your comments below.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 13 Jun 12
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Jun 14, 06:22
Why post code lottery? this is totally out of context.
The hosepipe ban relates to where you get your water from. If you are close to the Thames or other River or one of the storage reservoirs which are now full to the brim you have had your hosepipe ban lifted. If you recieve your water from boreholes from underground sources then the hosepipe bans remains as the underground water table has yet to recover.
Bracknell does not have a major River or any Water storage reservoirs.
It is more a question of Geography not postcodes.
What we need to build more reservoirs to store excess rain under heavy rainfall periods and more councils allowing building on flood zones and our forest ie TRL which will prevent flooding as there will be somewhere for the rain to go and be stored and absorded in the ground in stead of rushing uselessly down to the sea.
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Jun 14, 07:52
Jun 14, 08:53
Jun 14, 20:28
They do try to plan for these situations.
Thames Water had grand plans to build a hugh reservoir in Oxtordshire, but Ofwat and the Locals put a stop to it. see attached link.
It upset me greatly as I was going to work on it.
Also Thames had a devils job to get permision to build a desalination plant in essex. Our wonderful London Mayor "Boris" tried his hardest to get it stopped.
Southern water built the Bray pipeline see link, which was used to assist to supply water to fight the Swinley Forest last year,
There is also a current project running two 1200mm mains along the south coast to transfer water between resources,
And the Water companies are replacing the old victorian mains but there is hugh logistic problems relacing hundred of miles of old pipework which is largely buried under roads. They could replace all the mains at hugh cost to you and me and we would all be fed up with the massive traffic jams and delays.
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