Water firms in south east publish plan to avoid supply shortages

1/17/2022 9:59:00 PM

The six companies in the south east of England say billions of pounds of investment is needed.

The south east of England faces water shortages in coming decades without billions being invested in infrastructure, water firms warned.

The six companies in the south east of England say billions of pounds of investment is needed.

Image caption,A draft action plan has been drawn up to ensure the future of water supplies in the south eastThe south east of England faces water shortages in coming decades without billions being invested in infrastructure, water firms warned.Water Resources South East (WRSE) - made up of the region's six water companies - said its draft plan would help maintain supply.

This includes spending £5bn on reducing leakage, as well as developing three new reservoirs to improve storage.It said climate change was having a "profound impact" on water provision.The plan sets out action the companies said was needed to avoid a potential shortfall of one billion litres a day - about 20% of the water supplied in the region - in the next 15 years.

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Water Resources South East (WRSE) - made up of the region's six water companies - said its draft plan would help maintain supply. This includes spending £5bn on reducing leakage, as well as developing three new reservoirs to improve storage. The Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha’apai erupted on Saturday (Screenshot) The eruption sparked a tsunami with 1. It said climate change was having a "profound impact" on water provision.14 GMT Last modified on Sun 16 Jan 2022 16. The plan sets out action the companies said was needed to avoid a potential shortfall of one billion litres a day - about 20% of the water supplied in the region - in the next 15 years. People have fled low-lying areas in fear that the waves would get bigger, footage posted online shows. It said this could rise to a 2. The JCS did not elaborate on what they suspected the projectile was nor where it was launched.

6 billion litre shortfall by 2060. Some parts of the island are seeing the power restored and some mobile phones were beginning to work again, Ms Ardern said. More than an inch of snow fell per hour in some parts of the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. WRSE said a long-term programme of investment of about £8bn would be required, and that this could rise to £17bn by 2060, with long-term pressures caused by climate change and population growth. The key points in the draft plan include: Water companies investing about £5bn to reduce leakage Encouraging the government to "act to reduce water across society" The development of three new reservoirs in the region Schemes that will enhance the treatment of wastewater so it can be used again More than 200 nature-based schemes to improve the region's rivers and streams It added that after 2040 it may also be necessary to move water from different part of the country, build more reservoirs and invest in further water recycling and desalination schemes. There are no official reports of injuries or deaths as contact has not been established with outlying coastal areas beyond the capital Nuku’alofa and closer to the volcano, Ms Ardern told a news conference. Chris Murray, independent chair of WRSE, warned a serious drought would have "far-reaching consequences" on the environment, economy and society. But more than 1,000 Sunday flights in Charlotte had been cancelled – more than 80% of the airport’s Sunday schedule, according to the flight tracking service f lightaware. "The south east faces the most severe pressure on its water supplies of any region of the country," he added. “There are parts of Tonga where we just don’t know yet..

"It is warmer, more densely populated and is the home of more of the iconic chalk streams that we are seeking to preserve than any other part of the country." The water companies involved are Thames Water, Southern Water, South East Water, SES Water, Portsmouth Water and Affinity Water.. In Atlanta, where Delta Air Lines operates its main hub, more than 300 Sunday flights had been canceled. WRSE has .