Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Liquidity problems.
We have had a very dry winter here in the south east of England many of the reservoir's are very low on water, so low in fact that some area are banned from using hose pipes for washing the car, watering gardens or using any sort of irrigation.
Here we are in May, the warm weather has not even arrived yet and some areas have had drought orders imposed, this will mean no washing cars, no filling swimming pools, and no watering of sports grounds.
I am willing to bet that people reading this from overseas will not be able to comprehend this story, .......what!........... the UK, the land of wet summers, damp winters and fog!!!

It's all true I tell you.

Check out this story from the London Times.............

icebergs from the Arctic is among the measures proposed by water chiefs to solve emergency shortages.

The prospect of icebergs sailing up the Thames Estuary to keep London and the Home Counties supplied with tap water seems far-fetched but is under serious consideration by Thames Water.

It is one of the options being looked at as the South East faces the possibility of its worst drought in a century.

“We have to look at any possible alternative, including towing icebergs from the Arctic and seeding rain clouds,” Richard Aylard, of Thames Water, said at an emergency meeting of the London Assembly.

Read the full story here,,2-2184327,00.html

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water".

W.C. Fields

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