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NotAnOtter Tue 23-May-06 21:28:08

Not sure i get it.

NotAnOtter Tue 23-May-06 21:29:15

Never seen more of the bloody stuff its a flppin flood!

compo Tue 23-May-06 21:30:38

their not making it up! There hasn't been as much rain as usual in the last 2 years

NomDePlume Tue 23-May-06 21:31:19

Apparently you need the 'right' sort of rainfall - slow and steady. Huge pelting showers just sit on the surface.

compo Tue 23-May-06 21:31:45

they're

Bozza Tue 23-May-06 21:34:22

Think it depends on where you live compo. All the reservoirs I pass seem quite full.

NotAnOtter Tue 23-May-06 21:34:59

there is a lovely new pond on my lawn

compo Tue 23-May-06 21:37:38

true Bozza, I'm down South. I guess people not living down here don't care that we might be facing crappy water restrictions later on

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:38:00

'right' sort of rainfall?!! PMSL

They're taking a leaf (leaf geddit?!) out of British Rail's book aren't they!

NomDePlume Tue 23-May-06 21:39:05

I remember that quote from when Severn Trent were moaning about hosepipe bans etc.

hulababy Tue 23-May-06 21:40:10

Reservoir at top of my road is full! Not stopped raining past few days, pretty relentless.

misdee Tue 23-May-06 21:40:45

talk of standpipes in this area. not looking forward to that. please please carry on raining.

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:40:53

I've started wondering if I can get two of every kind of animal in my Micra...

NomDePlume Tue 23-May-06 21:41:31

<giggle>

compo Tue 23-May-06 21:41:45

definitely agree with Misdee!!

misdee Tue 23-May-06 21:42:40

its rained a lot today, but then the sun came out and you could see the steam coming off the roads as the rain disappeared.

Bozza Tue 23-May-06 21:44:30

It's not that we don't care. I suppose it's just that we see a south-eastern bias in the news reporting. Like when it snows in London it is big news.

Although TBH all this talk of standpipes does get a bit tedious when it is raining for yet another day, the builder can't start on the front steps, I have to drive through a flood to get to work, we have to put the heating back on etc.

lunavix Tue 23-May-06 21:44:45

I pay a flat fee for my water, instead of being on a meter. And I'm down south.

While I love this obviously, I think that cutting it out would help as my water is so much cheaper than everyone else who's on a meter, and I consequently don't monitor my use.

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:45:06

But it's crap isn't it ... isn't it Severn Trent that has the worst record for leaks? And how come, with all our engineering knowledge, water can't be better distributed throughout the country? Or set up desalination plants ... ffs, none of us are very far from the coast are we?!

I can't understand how there's countries much drier than ours that cope perfectly well.

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:46:21

luna: funnily enough, according to the moneysavingexpert.com, most people who are on meters pay a lot LESS than those on a flat fee. Even those who use a fair amount of water.

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:48:15

here you go

"The average un-metered bill in England and Wales is £289, while the average metered bill is £248".

lunavix Tue 23-May-06 21:50:39

lol

I pay £15 a month. I have washing machine, sinks going, baths, showers, a thousand kids going to the toilet...

My friend who is on a meter is really strict to the extent she and her dh share bath water (urgh) .. her's is over £34 every month.

Bozza Tue 23-May-06 21:53:37

We pay less with our meter than we did 6 years ago in a 2 bed (as opposed to 4 bed) house with no kids.

GeorginaA Tue 23-May-06 21:56:57

Aaaaaaaaaaanyway, back to the whinge about the weather ...

... my boys birthdays were at the beginning of May. They got loads of outdoor themed presents - a slide, a cheapy playhouse, a bike, a scooter, a bubble blower machine... have they been able to play on any of 'em?! Nope - just stare longingly at them through the windows.

Let them out in a brief respite on Sunday - ds2 went to go on the slide and sank into the lawn - water just isn't draining properly and the lawn is now a swamp! I should start growing rice in it, actually...

NotAnOtter Wed 24-May-06 09:33:48

I pay 500 a month anf there is a stream at the bottom of my garden ....might start weeing in buckets and chucking it in and stick two fingers up at my water bill!

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