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bahrain rover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #30 on October 18, 2021, 03:42:33 pm by bahrain rover »
We have desalination here in Saudi. We have 2 taps in the kitchen one for sweet water drinking & cooking quality (desalinated) rest of house is a lesser processed non potable water. System works fine once your used to it.



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SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #31 on October 23, 2021, 11:09:55 pm by SydneyRover »
''The Yorkshire MPs who are happy to allow untreated sewage in Britain’s waters''

''MPs vote not to stop the discharge of untreated sewage to Britain’s coastal waters''

Fancy a dip?

https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/news/environment/the-yorkshire-mps-who-are-happy-to-allow-untreated-sewage-in-britains-waters/

Filo

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Re: Water security
« Reply #32 on October 23, 2021, 11:22:44 pm by Filo »
''The Yorkshire MPs who are happy to allow untreated sewage in Britain’s waters''

''MPs vote not to stop the discharge of untreated sewage to Britain’s coastal waters''

Fancy a dip?

https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/news/environment/the-yorkshire-mps-who-are-happy-to-allow-untreated-sewage-in-britains-waters/

Nick Fletcher towing the party line as usual, what were Don Valley voters thinking?

SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #33 on October 23, 2021, 11:26:23 pm by SydneyRover »
''The Yorkshire MPs who are happy to allow untreated sewage in Britain’s waters''

''MPs vote not to stop the discharge of untreated sewage to Britain’s coastal waters''

Fancy a dip?

https://yorkshirebylines.co.uk/news/environment/the-yorkshire-mps-who-are-happy-to-allow-untreated-sewage-in-britains-waters/

Nick Fletcher towing the party line as usual, what were Don Valley voters thinking?

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside ......................

normal rules

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Re: Water security
« Reply #34 on October 24, 2021, 09:06:52 am by normal rules »
Always makes me wonder when beaches on the east coast get blue flag status when I consider all the literal shit we pump into them.

KeithMyath

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Re: Water security
« Reply #35 on October 25, 2021, 10:14:36 am by KeithMyath »
Always makes me wonder when beaches on the east coast get blue flag status when I consider all the literal shit we pump into them.

The entirety of Cornwall and Devon’s coast is on high alert for sewage around the coastline. Just in time for holidaymakers down for half term. I picked up a nasty ear infection this time  last year from sewage surfing, so always wear ear plugs now, but not ideal.

SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #36 on October 25, 2021, 10:27:57 am by SydneyRover »
Maybe there should be two flags, a blue and a brown one?

Nudga

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Re: Water security
« Reply #37 on October 25, 2021, 06:46:04 pm by Nudga »
So if there's a water shortage, why are they pumping shit into the water we do have?

Feels like we're under attack on so many levels this last couple of years.

drfchound

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Re: Water security
« Reply #38 on October 25, 2021, 06:48:57 pm by drfchound »
Sewage has been pumped into rivers and the sea for donkeys years.

SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #39 on October 25, 2021, 09:27:07 pm by SydneyRover »
Led by donkeys

SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #40 on October 25, 2021, 09:46:32 pm by SydneyRover »
So if there's a water shortage, why are they pumping shit into the water we do have?

Feels like we're under attack on so many levels this last couple of years.

Maybe donkeys would be a better choice.


''Macquarie Asset Management agrees to acquire majority stake in Southern Water''

''Macquarie wades back into UK with majority stake in Southern Water
Australian investment bank left Thames Water saddled with debt when it sold up in 2017

''Sewage discharge rules eased over fears of chemical shortage
Wastewater plants in England offered waiver because of impact of lorry driver crisis
''


https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/aug/09/macquarie-wades-back-into-uk-with-majority-stake-in-southern-water

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/sep/07/government-ease-sewage-discharge-rules-amid-chemical-shortage

SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #41 on October 25, 2021, 11:06:01 pm by SydneyRover »
UK water and sewerage privatised in 1989

Estimated £57Bn paid in dividends 1989-2020

Estimated between £150-£650Bn is needed to upgrade the system.

Sewage discharged into rivers for more than 3,000,000 hours

Leave it for the next generation.


SydneyRover

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Re: Water security
« Reply #42 on October 25, 2021, 11:26:29 pm by SydneyRover »
''Thirty years on, what has water privatisation achieved?

This summer marks the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Water Act which privatised water in England and Wales, selling it to private water and waste water firms for £7.6 billion. The Environment asked supporters and opponents how they rate the sell-off’s outcomes''

An interesting view of the problems from all sides discussing what the problems were before privatisation, to dividends paid by debt to maybe a suggestion that EU regulations pushed the decision to privatise? and increase drinking water quality and much more.

''However the UK was becoming subject to European directives, including the 1998 Drinking Water Directive and the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive, compliance with which would be mandatory''

https://www.ciwem.org/the-environment/how-should-water-and-environmental-management-firms-tap,-retain-and-promote-female-talent

 

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