On the water front

Regarding your online leader ‘Send us your water’, 3,600 million litres of water are wasted by the water companies every day.


At the average water consumption rate of 155 litres per person that is equivalent to the requirement for 23 million people – over a third of the UK‘s population.


The water companies are posting increased profits while providing a reduced service. It will be interesting to see what level of bonus the directors of such companies receive this year. Ofwat do your job!


G Sharman, via e-mail




It’s amazing how the rich south-east suddenly remembers it is attached to the rest of the UK when it wants something – in this case our water.

Its argument for building a water national grid can be extended to wealth. Looking at a ‘wealth rainfall’ map of the UK, the densest area is the south-east with the rest of the country suffering from a ‘bit of a drought’.

Perhaps in exchange for a water national grid, a wealth national grid should also be built? After all, as I have heard a few southerners say, ‘They have loads of it, why don’t they give some to us?’ I assume they meant water, but it could easily be applied to London‘s money.

Mark Jennings, Lancs


via e-mail



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