Flood risk from groundwater in London and Thames Valley

Parts of London and the Thames Valley are at risk of flooding from extremely high ground water levels. The warning from Thames Water comes as spring and river water is running directly into the sewers, which are designed to take only wastewater from homes and businesses, is putting the network under “considerable strain”. In the […]

Hosepipe ban could be lifted ‘sooner than expected’

Thames Water said it may lift its hosepipe ban after wet weather in the country reduced the risk of drought. This will be done as long as the British weather does not take ‘an unexpectedly Saharan twist.’ This seems to confirm the Environment Agency’s statement last month that drought is over in some parts of […]