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US News 15 million British are no longer allowed to water their flowers

20:50  17 august  2022
20:50  17 august  2022 Source:   rp-online.de

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

 Water consumption restrictions soon announced in London, against a background of persistent heat © Andy Rain / EPA / MAXPPP Place du Parliament in London (United Kingdom), August 9, 2022. 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.

London. As of next week, due to the drought in large parts of Great Britain, there is a ban on irrigation for the citizens of London and the region around Oxford. From August 24th, they are neither allowed to pour their gardens or fill swimming pools nor wash cars.

 Ein Mann sonnt sich auf vertrocknetem Gras in einem fast leeren Greenwich Park in London. © Dominic Lipinski A man baskets on dried grass in an almost empty greenwich park in London.

announced the Thames Water water supplier on Wednesday. Around 15 million people are affected. It is the first time in ten years that a ban on irrigation was imposed in London. In the south of the island, smaller water suppliers have pronounced such bans, but restrictions also apply in Yorkshire in the northeast of the country. A total of 30 million Britishes will be affected by the end of next week.

To save the dry flowers of Colmar, the mayor asks to pour the "Carafe" in the

 To save the dry flowers of Colmar, the mayor asks to pour the © Copyright 2022 planters, the Obs in the midst of a dry crisis, the mayor of Colmar has only one idea At the head: save flowers from its very touristy city . Faced with watering prohibitions, Eric Straumann (LR) prompted this Thursday, August 11, the population and restaurateurs to water themselves the planters and floral massifs of public spaces, even if it means resorting to "carafe funds", to "answer to administrative absurdity ”. Desalination, pumping of lakes, tanker trucks ...

Thames Water announced on Wednesday that the month of July was the driest month in history since the beginning of the recordings in 1935. The British government had already proclaimed the drought emergency for large parts of England last Friday-for London and parts of Southwest, South, Central and Eastern England. The environmental authority called on to "control" water consumption and already threatened to prohibit irrigation.


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The decision was "very difficult", the boss of Thames Water, Sarah Bentley, said on Wednesday. But the water resources in the region are "used up". Therefore, the next stage of the drought plan is now to save water, minimize further risks and to secure supplies for the future.

Ministry advises against eating Moselle fish: Blue Algae .
The Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Environment has advised against eating fish from the river due to a mass increase in blue-green algae in the Moselle. Fish could accommodate and enrich the toxins produced by the blue algae (cyanotoxins), the Ministry said in Mainz on Friday. These fabrics are heat -stable and would not be safely destroyed when the garage. In addition, as a precaution, it is advised to use Moselle water to irrigate vegetables, since plants could absorb the toxic substances.

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