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No water in Stafford areas?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by littleme, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. Cue

    Cue Well-Known Forumite

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    Fair point. And yeah, I had a run-in with the concept of the double-stop valve recently when replacing my garden tap...
     
  2. c0tt0nt0p

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    We spent 30 minutes yesterday emptying the paddling pool into the water butts such is the depletion!!
     
  3. staffordjas

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    We had one years ago which never fit on the kitchen taps properly with the adaptor thingy supposed to do the job on our type of kitchen tap, so resulted in the kitchen having a shower instead and just a trickle making it outside.
    We don't have the luxury of an outside tap.


    It was on the lunchtime TV news about it. Severn Trent saying it's people like us on higher ground in Stafford and Wolverhampton affected with no water .
    Not very apologetic at all , and said unless people all over the area stopped using so much it would keep happening eachneach when demand was high.
     
  4. Lucy

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    What can they apologise about? Apologise for people using too much?
     
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    I know that I don’t have the global overview but what I don’t understand is why we actually are short of water.
    We’ve had the wettest winter on record, the River Severn burst it banks, numerous houses flooded, what were they doing with the water?
    It’s only May and we already have a shortage?

    What I want to know is this.
    They are building countless new housing estates, but how many new reservoirs have been built in the last 10 years?
     
  6. Lucy

    Lucy Well-Known Forumite

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    Water storage in this country relies on long steady rain, not patches of torrential rain.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    Well they might like to apologise about the fact that they haven't sufficiently invested in the infrastructure to cope adequately with demand at a time when there isn't actually a shortage of water in the reservoirs.

    This lack of investment has of course not stood in the way of pay rise for senior management and healthy dividends.
     
  8. Perrier

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    quite simply , one of the reasons we end up with shortages is they leave some bursts / leaks alone as the cost of repair outweighs the return.
    Then we blindly follow their guidelines , bend over and allow them to shaft us for more money every year.
     
  9. Lucy

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    Fair point. I wonder if new estate builders contribute to the network?
     
  10. c0tt0nt0p

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    The water bills aren't that much are they, or are you on water rates and not metered ?
     
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    water rates.
     
  12. Carole

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    And another thing while I’m in rant mode.
    It’s all very well telling people not to water the garden but with lockdown more people than ever have got the gardening bug, whether it’s plants or vegetables.

    Planting stuff is good, gardening is good, it’s extremely therapeutic, it reduces depression, all that digging and bending is very good exercise.
    Putting something in the ground, caring for it and watching it thrive brings so much joy and increases positive mental health.

    There are so many gardening programmes on TV encouraging people to get out there and give it a try.

    Sorry, but people aren’t going to invest hundreds of hours and hundreds of pounds on their garden and then not want to water it.
     
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  14. Perrier

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    on this we do agree @Carole .
    ive spent over 3k on my outside areas ( not just plants though) .
    if theres a ban i will abide by it , otherwise not a chance.
     
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    Would it be cheaper getting a meter fitted?
     
  16. littleme

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    It's inconvenient with the water keep going off, but there's no hosepipe ban as yet so I don't see what the problem is. If it was that much of an issue then all water company's could swap us to meters and could charge us a higher rate for our use of water if we use over a certain amount for our household size, or in peak times, the same as electricity used to he.
     
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    Not really.
    We use quite a lot of water here ( not just on gardening) so it actually is a lot cheaper for us.

    We was on a meter at our previous property and the difference is huge in cost.
     
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    ST rang to advise low pressure might well occur again tonight ST17 ?

    S
     
  19. gilesjuk

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    They are giving out bottled water at the co-op Wildwood car park. Not that they told anyone about that, I only realised as I went to the shop. Kinda flies in the face of the social distancing thing too.

    Looking out of my back window I saw one neighbour with a giant paddling pool and my next door neighbour was washing his out today with the hosepipe.
     
  20. gilesjuk

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    So basically people with a meter are subsidising those without one. They should be mandatory for every property, then people would be more responsible with it.
     
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