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Drought!!!
12/05/2012
5:03 am
Sharon Carmichael
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Why cant they pump all the excess water which is now swamping areas of the Country into the reservoirs? Surprised

12/05/2012
5:34 am
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Money is the reason due to privatisation; so dividends have to be paid to shareholder investors.
Of course what you could have is universal state water utility that would ensure that ALL parts of the country would be supplied with water whatever the cost.
So all bills would effectively be the same on a pro-rata basis across the country irrespective of whether you lived in a drought area.
It is not as though there is a water shortage. in the country; it is just in the wrong place at times.
They say the costs of pumping it to where it is needed is too expensive.
Funny then how the water companies are already selling water to eachother by pumping it to eachother.
Of course there would be no dividends and all income would be reinvested by the government.
Of course the national entity providing such a strategic resource should be run in accordance with ALL private business efficiencies.
You could call it British Water and thinking about it you have a similar strategic transport system called a railway where you could get rid of all the private rail companies and join them all together and you could call them British Rail.
You could have a simple to understand central ticketing system and the subsidy to maintain a universal service where appropriate and would result in less subsidy than was ever paid to the old British Rail.

Thinking about it you could do the same thing with gas and electricity.
Chances of any such common sense occurring
ZERO!!!!

12/05/2012
8:40 am
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Why do they not just get the water tankers out there and fill them and take it to the reservoirs. lets face it water is not cheap a friend of mine had a swimming pool filled 55,000 litres and it cost him over £1000 delivered.

Be interesting to work out how much it would cost to get a tanker full to a reservoir Vs how much they would get back through the cost to a consumer. Anyone know a boffin who can do the calculation.

13/05/2012
1:00 am
Kenn
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Theres a good post on Money Saving Expert
http://forums.moneysavingexper…..p?t=297008

” In the Severn Trent area which has low standing charges and pay 108.77p per cubic metre for water and 77.23p per cubic metre for sewerage. So as a cubic metre is 1,000 litres I pay 0.108p per litre for water and the combined figure is 0.184p per litre”

So if I’m right a tanker the size of that swimming pool would be worth £101.20?
So it’s probably wouldn’t be worth shipping it, and if this is right your friend would have been better taking a week filling it with a hosepipe.

13/05/2012
6:40 am
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Ha Ha thanks for that kenn,

I texted him and told him your statistics and he told me that he had actually filled it from the hose, after telling me at dinner the night before about the £1000 quote from a water supplier he did actually work it out and as you say it was cheaper from the hose at around £500.
However we need water so it should not be all about cost, its should also be about keeping supplies up for consumers. I think an 18 wheeler can carry 80,000 gallons which is 302.832 Litres, so if we had a few running back and forth it may not make them any money and they may break even but it would certainly keep supplies up for the summer.

20/07/2012
7:35 am
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Chris, even though I am relaly new to blogging, I took a chance and subscribed to your forum. I am learning new things every day from being a part of this forum. I even met a new friend on the forum. She and I have exchanged information, read each others blogs and written articles on our blogs about the other’s blog and posted them to help both of us increase our readership. Thanks for spreading your knowledge around through the use of your blog and the forum that you are hosting.

20/07/2012
8:06 am
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Maciej said
Chris, even though I am relaly new to blogging, I took a chance and subscribed to your forum. I am learning new things every day from being a part of this forum. I even met a new friend on the forum. She and I have exchanged information, read each others blogs and written articles on our blogs about the other’s blog and posted them to help both of us increase our readership. Thanks for spreading your knowledge around through the use of your blog and the forum that you are hosting.

 

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