US News Drought: This town in Vienne reuses water from the swimming pool for its green spaces
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© 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.
The heat waves, the fires, the... colossal challenges for the mayors of France, which each have their solutions to try to save a rare resource: water. This is your appointment on Europe 1. Since Monday, we have called these elected officials around the territory. This Friday morning, interview with Jean-Pierre Abelin, the mayor of Châtellerault, in Vienne. It is a flowery city, but watering is prohibited with .
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to water your green spaces, You reuse the water of the pool of the town: how does it work?
is actually rinse water filters, an operation that is carried out every day. The water is filtered and then stored in a tank, which also makes it possible to evaporate a large part of the chlorine from the swimming pool. It is 20 to 30 cubic meters of water per day which is thus recovered. The water is then transferred each day to three vehicles equipped with tanks, with a total capacity of ten cubic meters. We have several rotations to exhaust and use the water that has been recovered.
We put a very clear message on the tanker trucks to show that it was recycling and that it was not a use of conventional water. It worked well, but it was a risk that the population believes that we were watering against the prefects and minister's precepts.
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information so that there is no ambiguity. Is this recycling process a way of anticipating the coming summers?
This is a system that we have already implemented a certain number of years ago and which has proven itself. It has been a little recently improved to be even more operational in this somewhat difficult period for everyone.
Obviously,and therefore this problem will arise in the coming years. No doubt even in even more extreme conditions. So, we will undoubtedly have to imagine other additional solutions.
Portugal/Dryness: Municipalities asked to increase water prices and suspend cleaning the streets .
Portugal-s-hardness: Portugal/Dryness: municipalities requested to increase water and water prices and Suspend the cleaning of the © Reuters/Miguel Pereira Portugal/Drought streets: municipalities asked to increase water prices and suspend cleaning the Lisbon streets (Reuters) - The Portuguese government has recommended 43 municipalities in 'temporarily increase the price of water for their largest consumers and to suspend street cleaning and watering public parks and gardens due to the unprece