The Liberal Party notes the latest Environment Agency report on water resources, long-term consumption and water quality in England.
The reports catalogue’s the realities of excessive water extraction, unlimited usage and loss in transit and highlights the long-term environmental and human cost of living beyond our means.
We all have a part in securing the supply in this country, be it consumers consciously reducing domestic use or privately-owned water companies working to reduce leakage from their network which alone accounts for an astonishing 3 billion litres a day!
The Liberal Party believes that both a national education campaign is needed to make the public fully aware of the situation, and a comprehensive and swift scheme to refurbish the nation’s water pipe network.
Although no obvious decline in overall rainfall has been noted, seasonal changes dictate that water consumption urgently needs to be managed for the benefit of both human and environmental needs.