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

  • Council cuts teacher numbers – without consultation – at Sandbank Gaelic Medium Unit
    LOL…give me a break ;)
    Actually what I really would like to see is a total change in the UK TAX system.
    Rough examples:
    Whereby we are not taxed in the pay packet but taxed at the till. eg: small business van 0% TAX…Merc sports car 100%, Second Merc 150%. Commercial small fishing boat 0%, fishing equipment 0%…pleasure yacht 100%, new spinaker 100%… etcetera…ART 150% +… obviously basic foodstuffs 0%… high sugar 25%… the list could go on….
    In regards to any state benifits these should (and generally are) means tested.
    In regards to council tax…second homes double the TAX…council tax should be paid on derelicts…or derelicts should be seized for community use….
    You are right there is a huge imbalance between the wealthy and the poor… if you can afford luxury, you should be taxed on it…
    Is that so wrong…? and I also believe that anybody fit for work should be working if they are recieving benifits…be that 3 hrs a day or whatever ( but this would need some serious monitoring) and yes the minimum wage should rise…

  • Council cuts teacher numbers – without consultation – at Sandbank Gaelic Medium Unit
    Keitho… stop been so pathetic,…there is a hell of a lot of difference in being a self serving right wing gentleman and being a realist… get over yourself, and then you can get over the ineptitude of the current SG…whom have spent so long chasing indy that they have forgot how to govern….
    I am all for a rise in the council tax, all for a rise in taxation at the counter, all for cost effective privatisation of bailed out nationalised companies… all for means tested social benifits… all for seeing the back of strikes in public services….all for seeing derelict property turned over to communities….does this make me right wing ? or a realist ?
    I actually spend a fair bit of time with the ” needy “, need on a level which I doubt you could comprehend, need that would most likely have you running for your hand sanitiser, or the toilet…need that would give you sleepness nights…

    PS: its actually Shangri-la, which is the fictional place that nationalists the world over generally promise and nothing to do with reality….you might want to read Lost Horizon ( the origin of the mythical place) its based on the possibility of a cataclysmic world war and quite apt…..given that we live in Scotland, in comparison to many we do actually live in a type of Shangri-la….

  • Council cuts teacher numbers – without consultation – at Sandbank Gaelic Medium Unit
    dare I say that there will be strikes north of the border in teaching soon enough. ???
  • It’s ‘No’ to fracking from Lancashire
    No the question is….will the English government overule the local council in the way that the Scottish government overules our local councils ( ref: Wind power stations) ?
  • A814 community not informed on road-resurfacing
    Aye…for two days after they laid the roads…thing needs to be on the island for a month.

    A&B came over to a consultation and sent over a patching machine … the patching machine does what it says on the can :) increases the patches…

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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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