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Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

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Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Not for us Up North, let's keep our water to ourselves.
I hope they don't find a way of transferring water using PlusNet Broadband !
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-2124900/Hosepipe-ban-Some-sneaky-legal-ways-garden-gre...
Apparently people in other Countries can't understand why we use drinking quality water to flush toilets, wash cars, and irrigate.
Butt then they have to buy drinking water in bottles.
(Deliberate spelling mistake)
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Water shortage used to be a problem in Florida until they built a desalination plant.  Would this help in the UK?
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Desalination plants is very wasteful on power reusing sewage is a much cheaper solution.
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

When the plant was built it was regarded as being very energy efficient but does also use other sources of waste but don't know about sewage.  The Tampa plant produces 25m gallons of drinking water a day.  There are a number of other schemes in the US.
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Quote from: artmo
Water shortage used to be a problem in Florida until they built a desalination plant.  Would this help in the UK?

There is just one down South, but it can only provide enough drinkable water for 1 million customers !
One more in Germany apparently.
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

It's in London and produce more than the one in Florida
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Water_Desalination_Plant
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

But it's only used during a drought Undecided Undecided
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Correct as desalination plants use energy. So why waste energy when you do not have to? 
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Up North we have the Lake District
Which is full of lakes !
Which are full of water....
Wonder what's down South, other than dried up reservoirs !
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

But which ones are use to supply water and are they natural?
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

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Up North we have the Lake District

A beautiful part of the country.  At least the desalination plant in London was put in Beckton where it possibly improved the landscape  Smiley
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

And we have Kielder Water in the North East Grin
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kielder_Water
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Some places near the south coast have a hosepipe ban, whilst others (on the same water company) do not....
so,, seems to me that what we need to do, is to change water supplier from "southern water" to (say) Yorkshire Water, and then we can use our hosepipe !...
simples !  Cheesy
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

Where I live we've been "hosed" by a takeover.
We are in an area serviced by a small water company that has no supply problems and hasn't needed a hosepipe ban in a very long time, even when others did.
But it was taken over a while back by a bigger company and they've imposed a "blanket" ban on all their customers, despite it not being required for our area.  Cry
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Re: Hosepipe ban, get a mucky pussy !

I wonder if there's a case for a partial refund as they are not supplying the water needed.  If you're on a meter this won't apply as you only pay for what you use.