The 30,000 or so people on Gibraltar, as fresh water is a limited resource
and relies on desalination due to political circumstances so almost every
building is connected to a sea water main as well as a potable supply.
The fire hydrants in the streets are also connected to it as are some
residents swimming pools,
Tariffs for potable vary with use and user but for swimming pool use it is
£1.38 for a 100 litres ,
so using the salt supply where the fee is based on rateable value gives
quite a saving.
Obviously the UK isn’t that short of fresh water so unlikely to happen
On Mon, 27 May 2019 14:51:58 +0000, Marland wrote:
Depends on where you are. Due to spectacularly bad planning (is there any
other sort in England) over 50% of the population choose to live with
only 10% of the water.
I appreciate it's contentious (for some) but the foresight of Birmingham
to secure a water supply from Wales (by a pretty funky aqueduct) that
will last *another* 100 years demonstrates how far we have fallen.
I believe Liverpool is similarly blessed.
It may be an pub "fact", but I once read the Kielder Dam pours away more
fresh water in a week than SE England uses in a year. Fuck HS2, why is
there not a Water Main One project ?
Manchester gets water from both Wales and Cumbria as well as other
surrounding areas. I'm not sure about Wales, but the Cumbrian supplies
are purely gravity fed and require no pumping - excellent Victorian design.
Hey, we don't want the South nicking our water. We like being able to
carry on as normal and even water gardens and wash cars without
restrictions, except on very rare occasions.
You could have different grades of water for different purposes but it
would get terribly complicated: how many kinds would you need? Stuff to
flush the bog is unlikely to be drunk (except by dogs), but what about
people accidentally of deliberately drinking bath/shower water? What
about water for plants outside or washing cars? People might get thirsty
On Mon, 27 May 2019 22:33:35 +0100, Max Demian wrote:
About 100 years ago, there was a hotel in Brighton that had baths with
three taps - hot, cold and sea water. Supposed to be healthy.
They had to lay pipes, and two pumps, from the sea to the hotel (which
was not on the seafront and also quite a long way above sea level).
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