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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 08 Aug 22 8.07am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Can someone explain to me why the UK hasn't built 2 or 3 desalination plants for water usage, the money that has been wasted on things like The high speed rail link, in Lanzarote there is no water problems as the reservoir is the Atlantic which is continuing to rise, and my current water bill is about 20 euros a month

 


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 08 Aug 22 8.19am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

It's a very good point Lanzo. We are, after all, surrounded by water and you'd think our boffins could make it work.

Oh well, I'd better do my bit and skip taking a shower again today.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 08 Aug 22 8.42am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

If the water companies invested in repairing the existing reservoirs it would go a long way to solving our water shortages by stopping 25% of the water leaking away

 

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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 08 Aug 22 8.53am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

London does have a desalination plant for use in this kind of scenario........... But it's not operational due to maintenance and costs.

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 08 Aug 22 9.13am Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

Can someone explain to me why the UK hasn't built 2 or 3 desalination plants for water usage, the money that has been wasted on things like The high speed rail link, in Lanzarote there is no water problems as the reservoir is the Atlantic which is continuing to rise, and my current water bill is about 20 euros a month

I set up a power and desalination business in Saudi Arabia. The power demand is huge and not cost effective in most locations. The resultant water is poor quality. Better to build extra storage and a better grid. It is still way too leaky.

Note that the Thames plant is for brackish not salt water.

Edited by Mapletree (08 Aug 2022 9.15am)

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 08 Aug 22 10.13am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

I set up a power and desalination business in Saudi Arabia. The power demand is huge and not cost effective in most locations. The resultant water is poor quality. Better to build extra storage and a better grid. It is still way too leaky.

Note that the Thames plant is for brackish not salt water.

Edited by Mapletree (08 Aug 2022 9.15am)

The water quality is good here and cheap, maybe its subsidized
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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 08 Aug 22 10.45am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

If the water companies invested in repairing the existing reservoirs it would go a long way to solving our water shortages by stopping 25% of the water leaking away

Is the correct answer. We don't have a water shortage we do have a storage and leakage problem.

 


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View Apollofuzz's Profile Apollofuzz Flag Looking into the Future 08 Aug 22 11.46am Send a Private Message to Apollofuzz Add Apollofuzz as a friend

You mean a bit like this

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Originally posted by Badger11

Is the correct answer. We don't have a water shortage we do have a storage and leakage problem.

 


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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 08 Aug 22 1.18pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

The water quality is good here and cheap, maybe its subsidized
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It seems other views are available

We don't have any natural water in Lanzarote, so it all comes from desalinated ocean water. It's high in minerals and can be pretty heavy in chlorine. It's normally safe to drink, but doesn't taste great. We all use it to cook with and brush our teeth, but almost everyone here uses bottled water for drinking.

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 08 Aug 22 1.24pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

It's nice when you can get it.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 08 Aug 22 1.26pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

It's nice when you can get it.

Been my mantra for years.

Not about water however.

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 08 Aug 22 1.45pm Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

Perhaps the 10 million extra people added to the population might be a reason why water is rationed every other year.

Just a glimpse into our future.

Water companies would charge their customers higher prices if they start major work on improving the situation.
The government needs to take action now to avoid permanent water shortages.

Does anyone believe they will?

 

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