In a borough which endures more than its fair share of burst pipes and water shortages, could we soon see a hosepipe ban?
Hosepipe bans | Another day, another extreme weather alert. As the Met Office issued a four-day amber warning for heatwave conditions in parts of England and Wales, Thames Water announced it is planning to introduce a hosepipe ban “in the coming weeks” in the face of the long-term forecast. Check on the details of restrictions in your area. The UK is not alone in experiencing water shortages.
Here at the Waverley Web, we suggest you fill up your water butts pronto, stock up on back-pain medication in readiness for carrying heavy watering cans and do a bit of this…
Thames Water has one of the worst records on leaks in the country, losing around 600 million litres a day – around 24 per cent of its supply – prompting warnings on Tuesday that a hosepipe ban could be ignored by customers.
The WW can absolutely understand why somebody would ask why they would face a fine of £1,000 when Thames Water is leaking hundreds of millions of water a day from its creaking network.
We say – fine the drips in water companies for their failures. S far failing to increase capacity, and dealing with burst pipes and sewage leaks has resulted in piddling little fines. We should all be given a rebate on our bills if there is a hosepipe ban or if sewage is discharged into our rivers and streams.
As for the CEO’s bonus – scrap it – as so many other companies have done in the past couple of years!
Thames Water’s CEO Sarah Bentley’s basic pay is £3/4m and a maximum bonus of 120% of salary and a long-term incentive plan with an annual award of up to a maximum of 200% of salary
Some of the salaries and bonuses enjoyed by water bosses are simply, vulgar.