Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

Comment posted on Scotland’s water, Scottish Water, climate change and the south east by Karl Hughes

Exactly…to much waste and too much loss….
We do exactly the same with energy…

Karl Hughes also commented

  • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

    Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

  • The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

Recent comments by Karl Hughes

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Get a life… never badmouthed anybody…and never talked Scotland or any other of the home nations down…

    as for tax exempt, you know sweet FA about the world from under that damp rock matey… anything that is taxable gets taxed…and I spend the money I earn in the UK (win/win for HM Tax man)… to bail the likes of you out no doubt (?)

    I know who I am backing, but that has nothing to do with cheesy bacteria like yourself.

    PS: My views are still the same as before the indy ref…Policies to improve Scotland…tut, tut Scotlands on a world scale is blessed. Any policies tied in with DECENTRALISATION of holyrude and Westminster within the Union are ok by me…. we might want to start with scrapping MSP pensions, don’t you think ???

    Anyhow, I’ll leave you to your disjointed rants…coming Home to Scotland in a few days to spend my ill got’n gains in Buchanan Street…and enjoy a nice crimbo….and keep of the Buckie because this year you will get nicked….. all the best 4 now.

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Hey, NCH…how’s North sea oil price doing…just saw the latest price pB… thankfully we don’t have to rely on NS oil in an indy sense eh ? if it hits anything less than $72.00 pB there will be moth-balled choppers and vessels up the entire east coast…

    So much for the wee ecks economic master piece…house built on sand and all that… anyhow chum, plenty of oil out here in the desert, enough to float a continent.

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Nope you vacuous entity I am still in Iraq earning a sheckle or two, working ( something you have no idea about)…
    Anyhow, when you put that 15 quids worth of juice in your battered old motor NCH…where does it come from ?

    Enjoy your off the cuff bitter, totally disjointed and evermore misdirected rantings…after all it must be the only joy you have under that damp stone of yours.

    You have to be one of the most amusing, nea sad, she/he/it’s on the web.

    Off to count my coffers…. oh, and PS:

    go check the price of oil just now and ask yourself if your illustrious leaders gamble on building an Indy national socialist nirvana on north zee oil revenue would have worked…yep you swallowed that arbroth smokie whole didn’t you… baaa, baaaa, baaaa. LOL (Salmond…exit stage left)

    http://www.scotsman.com/news/comment-north-sea-oil-puts-finances-on-slippery-slope-1-3598889

    Who are the mislead, lied to sheep now eh ?
    K

  • Salmond to donate First Minister’s pension to charity – for as long as he remains an MSP
    Seems to me the wee eck is simply giving back to people the money the people have already given him ?…no MP should receive a pension…other than a basic state pension unless they are means tested…anyhow, it will be interesting to see which charity or charities he donates his ill gotten gains too…ladbrooks ?

    at least the ex-FM is percieved to be giving something back, whereas the sickly troll NCH (she/he/it) offers nothing…neither financially, intellectually or socially…

  • Stepping down at Perth, Salmond tries to validate his failure by latching on to his party’s success
    The Centralised Single Party Democratic National Socialist State of Scotland … that will be fun…not.

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9 Responses to Exactly…to much waste and too much loss…. We do …

  1. The good:

    This idea was thrown around during past droughts notably the one of 1976…
    It may be the furthest distance from source, but GB has it’s industrial revolution to thank for it’s incredible canal legacy…get the water to Kendal and the network begins in ernest…

    The Bad:

    Water:Foreign ?

    The Ugly:

    Seabed: Westminster
    Oil: Westminster
    Tidal: Foreign intervention
    Wind: Foreign owned
    Electricity: Foreign owned

    Not much left for after independance is there ?

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  2. You slightly beat me to the point Karl: it would indeed be daft to supply the SE of England with Scottish water but all that is needed is to move Scottish water to the North of England, then move NoE water to the Midlands, then Midlands water to the South. It is still not trivial but it is certainly feasible and how commercially viable depends on how much the SE wants water. (Though, that all said, it is probable that improvements to water capture storage and distribution in the SE would be a more sensible priority – after that is exhausted it is time to look at more radical solutions).

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    • It’s already possible to transfer water from the giant Kielder reservoir near the Scottish border from Northumberland down through Durham to South Yorkshire – a series of tunnels, pipelines and pumping stations connecting formerly separate water networks down the east side of the Pennines to feed a predicted rise in demand – notably the steel industry – that didn’t materialise.

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    • Agreed to a certain point involving domestic usage…however, there is some of the best agricultural land in the UK in the SE/E of England and this may need irrigation.

      Waste: We might all want to look at waste again…as with energy waste and line loss…the UK’s water companies are notorious at loosing millions of cuM of water between source and end use.

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  3. 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?

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    • Jim, I think regardless of how much is dug away and removed such and sand/silt there would still be a reduction of water, this would not increase the amount of water stored. So, the size of the resevoir is not the important factor here, it still requires constant water to keep levels above certain levels.

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  4. The issue has nothing to do with a minuscule change in the climate and everything to do with increasing population and increasing water usage.

    When will journalists start checking their facts and stop blaming the climate … it’s like the “wrong kind of leaves”. Climate has always changed … it will always change, but the biggest factor on water supply is the way we use it.

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