Drought Hosepipe ban !
Posted 02 May 2012 - 09:37 PM
Posted 04 May 2012 - 05:01 PM
At the time, Macquarie also owned South East Water, but sold it on to Australia's Hastings Funds Management when they bought Thames. South East then merged with Mid Kent Water in 2007, and the new group is owned by Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund and the Utilities Trust of Australia.
In December 2011 Macquarie sold part of it's shares in Thames Water to Infinity Investments of Abu Dhabi: http://www.dubaibeat...investments_sa/
I would have thought the Arabs and the Aussies would have had this drought thingy nailed by now ... or is another case of profits being syphoned off else where?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:58 AM
Coincides with CEO geting a half a million quid performance bonus & dividend raised for shareholders !
Thames water have the worst timing & marketing department in the world !
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:17 PM
I do love the drought, it's been so dry we've had to call Big Al out to overhaul our gutters and attend to our flashings.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 09:47 PM
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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:01 AM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:54 PM
Its not the same, really.
amazing thames lifting the hose pipe ban at a time rain is on the forecast for the foreseeable future it seems.... just like utility companies lowering their prices in summer huh. !!!....
Our tap water doesn't come directly from rainwater - it generally goes through various geological holding areas (aquifers, etc.). These take seasons' worth of rainfall to fill up, not days or weeks. You can still have an drought-condition aquifer, with rain bucketing down outside, and causing catastrophic run-off, floods, etc. If this soggy weather continues all summer and winter, we could have rain-free summer next year (dreaming the impossible dream) and potentially no hosepipe ban.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:01 PM
If this soggy weather continues all summer and winter, we could have rain-free summer next year (dreaming the impossible dream) and potentially no hosepipe ban.
lonvin' your optimism z!
Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:54 AM
The week ahead is not looking too brilliant, but from next weekend onwards we should be into a better phase of weather, at least for a time.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 11:10 AM
Obviously some people still taken in by thames water marketing !
Posted 17 July 2012 - 05:48 PM
Weather forecasts still looking pretty good from the weekend onwards, though I pity visitors who use the new BBC extended forecast as a guide to what to pack - e.g. for SE19 currently showing a max of between 17 and 26 for next Tuesday.
The Brazilian team probably think it's winter anyhow.