THE BAD NEWS
1. The Thames water region receives less rainfall per person than Dallas, Rome or Istanbul (source: Thames Water). The south east of England has less water available than the Sudan or Syria. (source: Waterwise)
2. Thames Water has failed to meet its performance targets and has imposed a hosepipe ban on customers following a 20% price rise.
3. In London, one third of all the water that Thames pumps into its pipes seeps away before it gets to homes and businesses. (source: Daily Mail 22.06.06)
4. Global warming is having an adverse affect on Britain’s weather patterns.That means warmer winters and drier, hotter summers.