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Money that trickles

Money that trickles

John Elfed Jones, a former head of Welsh Water has posed an interesting question to the BBC: “Is it fair that Wales isn’t profiting a penny from the water which is exported to England?”

We’ve been following the drought situation since December at B&GT. The comments came after Severn Trent announced plans to supply Anglian Water with 30 million litres of raw water per day, or enough to supply 100,000 homes.

Simon Love, head of drought response at Anglian Water, said in the statement: “We are talking to Severn Trent about this idea, and it’s one that we are taking seriously. We are exploring a number of options to help support the drought-hit region, including the movement of water across water company boundaries”.

Anglian Water’s tagline is “Love every drop”, a maxim that will be tested to the limit. Love continued, “…it’s vital that everyone takes steps to save water in the home. Large-scale support like this scheme could help, but even if we are able to make it work, it won’t mean we can cancel this summer’s hosepipe ban”.

Meanwhile, Jones suggests that water should be sold “like oil” from resource rich Wales to dry and desperate England.

Watch this space.


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