In the south and east of England drought. Video

Drought

21.02.12.Na much of eastern and southern England officially declared state of drought. According to BBC, the decision took the Ministry of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in connection with the fact that the water table in these areas is now lower than in the drought in 1976. Associate it with a small amount of rain that has fallen in recent months.

Population urged to save water, and water-supply companies were allowed from the start of spring to introduce a ban on watering. Also has an agreement with them that they will take measures to reduce water consumption, and tighter control over the leaks. Defra for its part intends to take on the monitoring of wild ponds and fish farms.

In those regions where drought is declared, was, and London. The company Thames Water, London supplying water, urged its nearly 9 million customers to reduce the time you shower to four minutes from the current seven minutes, turn off the water while they brush their teeth, fix leaks immediately and run the washing machine only with a full load and use the gadgets to save water. Director of the company, responsible for environmental, Richard Eylard said it is likely that in the summer the company will have to impose restrictions on the supply of water, if not drop a lot of rain or the client to show the wonders of consciousness and learn to maximize water conservation.

In contrast to the south and east of England, Scotland reservoir filled to 93-97%.

Text: Natalia Raybman

Source: Gazette, Channel4News

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