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(Guardian)   Here's another sign of the Thames   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Water, Water supply, River Thames, English Midlands, dry weather, source of the Thames, water scarcity, Dr Rob Collins  
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2022-08-05 9:41:31 PM  
8 votes:
there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.
 
2022-08-05 10:32:43 PM  
4 votes:

Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.


That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.
 
2022-08-06 12:07:04 AM  
4 votes:

iron de havilland: make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.

Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.


Right, the government needs to oversee that. Companies aren't gonna do the right thing automatically.
 
2022-08-06 2:16:15 AM  
2 votes:
ITYM a Seine of the Thames, subs.
 
2022-08-06 2:46:24 AM  
2 votes:

mjjt: Cake Hunter: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

Makes sense. It's an island.

All you gotta do is dig a bunch of notches on the ocean bits and just kinda dig a lot of little grooves downhill to your own houses. Or 'Loos' as Englanders like to say.

Yeah but Britain is known for being excessively pluvial


Watery tarts with swords, and whatnot.
 
2022-08-06 3:20:28 AM  
2 votes:

iron de havilland: make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.

Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.


So what you are saying is the british government is so weak it cant even force companies to use basic water conservation measures?
 
2022-08-06 9:11:11 AM  
2 votes:

Concrete Donkey: iron de havilland: make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.

Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.

So what you are saying is the british government is so weak it cant even force companies to use basic water conservation measures?


Since the government is run by Tories, I think it is more that the government is wanking themselves too much at the thought of the problems this causes to stop it.
 
2022-08-06 11:25:07 AM  
2 votes:

make me some tea: phalamir: Concrete Donkey: iron de havilland: make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.

Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.

So what you are saying is the british government is so weak it cant even force companies to use basic water conservation measures?

Since the government is run by Tories, I think it is more that the government is wanking themselves too much at the thought of the problems this causes to stop it.

The faucets running dry will present a political problem for Tories for sure.


They just have to claim the EU is stealing all the rain and their dimwit electorate will eat it up.
 
2022-08-06 12:14:40 PM  
2 votes:

ecmoRandomNumbers: mjjt: Cake Hunter: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

Makes sense. It's an island.

All you gotta do is dig a bunch of notches on the ocean bits and just kinda dig a lot of little grooves downhill to your own houses. Or 'Loos' as Englanders like to say.

Yeah but Britain is known for being excessively pluvial

Watery tarts with swords, and whatnot.


To put in terms an American might relate to.  Imagine Seattle having no significant rain in say January and February.
 
2022-08-06 1:21:07 PM  
2 votes:

iron de havilland: Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.


planet's doomed, starving polar bear out front shoulda told ya, etc.  but gotta say..  yet another lovely day today.  sky over my garden fence ...

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2022-08-05 9:48:49 PM  
1 vote:
Weak flow can be a sign of prostate issues.  Have they tried Brexiting it?
 
2022-08-05 11:11:20 PM  
1 vote:

make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.


Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.
 
2022-08-06 3:04:22 AM  
1 vote:
There goes the fish and chips.

/ Both river crops.
 
2022-08-06 3:37:04 AM  
1 vote:
Definitely not the Prince album I'd choose....
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2022-08-06 4:34:31 AM  
1 vote:

Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.


"There are no problems, everything is fine" is the cry of conservatives to the public.

\that, and "be afraid of everything, only we can protect you"
\\the fact that they're contradictory statements doesn't bother them
 
2022-08-06 10:52:31 AM  
1 vote:

phalamir: Concrete Donkey: iron de havilland: make me some tea: Lady J: there has been no mention of water restrictions, I don't understand it.

we've hit record temperatures, and it's been at least warm for months.  we haven't had rain worth mentioning since May.

That is weird.

Maybe because this is so unusual that the government doesn't have any process created for emergency drought management? They had better get on that.

Per TFA, it's all on the water companies:
Even as the source of the Thames shifts during the dry weather, Thames Water has not implemented restrictions on water use such as a hosepipe ban. Instead it is asking users to be judicious with their tap water, doing things such as turning off the tap while brushing their teeth. Government sources revealed on Wednesday they were frustrated that water companies were not putting hosepipe bans in place.

So what you are saying is the british government is so weak it cant even force companies to use basic water conservation measures?

Since the government is run by Tories, I think it is more that the government is wanking themselves too much at the thought of the problems this causes to stop it.


The faucets running dry will present a political problem for Tories for sure.
 
2022-08-06 1:05:31 PM  
1 vote:

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: It's so bad, they may have to start pronouncing the name of the river correctly.

/Aluminum


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