US News Water consumption restrictions soon announced in London, against a background of persistent heat

19:50  09 august  2022
19:50  09 august  2022 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Thames Water, L 'Company that manages the water supply of the city of London (United Kingdom), announced this Tuesday, August 9, 2022 that water use restrictions could be set up in the coming days. An announcement that comes as the United Kingdom is about to undergo a new heat wave.

The British weather services issued this alert on Tuesday, August 9, 2022

for this week, pushing the company supplying London with water to announce next restrictions on consumption. England has experienced an exceptionally dry winter and spring, aggravated by

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in July the driest July since 1935

, or even ever recorded in the south.

The United Kingdom also affected by the heat wave

revealing an aggravation, the Met Office issued an orange heat alert on Tuesday for the south of England and the east of Wales between Thursday and Sunday, With temperatures reaching 35 to 36 degrees Celsius.

The heat should remain less extreme than in July, when a temperature peak had been recorded at more than 40 degrees, unheard of in the United Kingdom. In the south, time

"will stay dry all week, bringing no respite for dry land, especially in the southeast"

, warned the Met Office.

"We plan to announce provisional prohibitions in the coming weeks" Faced with extreme conditions, the state of drought has not been declared for the moment but

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of local restrictions

(ban on watering the gardens , washing cars or filling in swimming pools) have already been announced in large southern southern sides.

But Thames Water, which feeds 15 million customers in water, including the London capital, warned that it would join this movement, without fixing a specific date.

"Given long-term dry forecasts and the very hot temperatures expected this week, we plan to announce provisional prohibitions in the coming weeks,"

, said a company spokesperson.

Dryness strikes the Thames in an unprecedented way

Example of the current exceptional situation: the source of the Thames is dry and the river which crosses London begins to flow only about eight kilometers more downstream, unheard of. The Hydrological Agency warned Tuesday that the level of rivers was going to

"probably remain exceptionally low in the center, south and east of England" X1 by October. X1

Two new deaths at work perhaps linked to the heat wave, the total brought to six dead .
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