Comment posted Scotland’s water, Scottish Water, climate change and the south east by Jim B.
Every time there is a drought anywhere the news channels prop up a reporter at a convenient almost dry reservoir. In the backgrounds are huge areas of sand and silt.
Why don’t the water companies get a JCB and a couple of lorries and dig all of it out to increase storage capacity?
Simples? I don’t know – is there a reason why they don’t?
Recent comments by Jim B
- SNP now in Full Fiscal Anomaly and Hosie betrays full fiscal incomprehension
That is as it maybe, AB, but lets not forget that the SNP Indyref promises included:-
Independence in 18 months.
Independence at a cost of £250Million
Every Scot would be better off by £1200 pa.
All these are discredited totally now.
(This refers to item 8 above and was intended to be posted there!)
- SNP branch convenor and campaigner was Kennedy’s vicious Twitter troll
The trolls may be having access to FA. For a week I was stuck on June 8th. I thought the site had closed. I have no idea whether it was a problem with this computer (probable) or elsewhere.
- Non-appearance of MV Isle of Arran leaves bedlam at Brodick and nothing at Campbeltown
The Argyle has always had a louder and rougher sound than her sistership Bute. Could a faulty turbo charger have been the reason?
- Baillie demands no cuts or job losses for local firefighters
Cowal, like much of Argyll relies on volunteer fire & rescue teams – the following is NOT a criticism of them in any shape or form.
I do believe that lives and property are at risk from cutbacks that took place in Strathclyde Fire & Rescue about 10 years ago and by Scottish Water quite recently. The fire teams used to be paid to go round of an evening and check and paint all fire hydrants on a regular basis. The payments stopped and so did the service.
It occurred to me that I hadn’t seen my street’s only hydrant for some years. It is set in and unmade section of footpath which has become quite overgrown with shrubs. I managed to locate it under 3 or 4 inches of earth and leaf litter and cleared it off so that in the event of a fire it can be easily found. Does it still work? I have no idea but at least the fire team can find it without having to dig it up.
Further down the lane is a Scour Valve which can also be used as a hydrant. The valve is also in an unmade section of lane. It was replaced by a Scottish Water contractor a couple of years ago and was just reburied under the gravel. Should the fire teams want to use this they will need a pick and shovel to find it first.
How good is the firefighting infrastructure where you live?
Is it not about time that the senior management of Scottish Fire & Rescue came down from their ivory tower and ensured that the local infrastructure is regularly maintained? Lives are at stake.
- The dash from full fiscal autonomy and the biteback of the ‘no detriment’ principle
No Malevolence it is you that sees a pattern that isn’t there. NZ became independent many years ago. We have ALL become vastly more affluent over the passing decades.
What happened to SNP circulated claims a couple of years ago that Scots paid £1,200 per head pa more in taxes than the English? How come there is now a black hole of £7.6billion now?
Your case is falling apart – the sums do not add up
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