What a rainy week. But one week of rain does not make up for a dry winter or the lack of investment of water companies.
One reason that parts of England are suffering from the worst drought in 4 decades is climate change causing changes in rainfall patterns. But that's not the only reason--corporate greed and inefficiency is also a cause.
This negligence and misapplication of resources must not continue.
The private companies in charge of the water supply do not prioritise either preparation or efficiency. Profit comes first, providing a secure water supply a far second. For example, Thames Water lost hundreds of millions of litres of water a day in 2009/2010 because of unfixed leaks.
It isn't the companies who pay the price for this lax approach; it is British farmers, the public and our environment.
Water companies clearly can't be relied upon to regulate themselves. Tell the UK government to take action to safeguard one of the most basic human needs.
Stand Up to Put a Stop to the UK Droughts.
Take action link: http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AGlDg/zmTN/DOEN
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