Maintain the water stock
I KNOW everyone has joked about it, but surely the fact that our rivers are overflowing should mean drought worries are over?
I’m aware Anglian Water and other bodies have pointed out we will need this level of rainfall for several months before the reservoirs are topped up to an acceptable level.
The hosepipe ban is currently irrelevant as most people are more worried about their gardens actually washing away or disappearing in a blanket of mud.
But my point is that the collection systems of our water authorities are inadequate.
Billions of gallons of rainwater pour down drains and seep away every year.
If future drought bans are to be avoided, the Government must impose a development and spending regime on water companies to enable them to properly maintain stocks.
Waste not want not, as we used to say, but seem to have forgotten these days. B OLDHAM