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Coming to the Olympics? Then don't expect a shower!

  1. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    Three dry winters and total mismanagement and lack of investment in infrastructure means that large areas of the UK are in drought, so if you are visiting for the Olympics expect a standpipe on the corner outside your hotel for your ablutions!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … reads.html

  2. jacobreeves profile image59
    jacobreevesposted 4 years ago

    The reason that bodies like Thames Water have instituted a hosepipe ban as early as March this year is precisely for this reason - visitors, rest assured that you will be able to have a shower at your hotel.

  3. CASE1WORKER profile image85
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    Some of us remember 1976!!

  4. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 4 years ago

    There are neither water shortages nor Olympic events in my little corner of Wales.

    I am delighted with both situations.

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    ceirn2hubposted 4 years ago

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  6. Lady_E profile image82
    Lady_Eposted 4 years ago

    I think that's a bit O.T.T.  (Over the Top)

    People have been advised to cut down on using water hoses, thats all - we (UK) haven't become a Sahara Desert. I'm sure those who will visit will enjoy their stay.

  7. Shanna11 profile image91
    Shanna11posted 4 years ago

    I'd go showerless for the entire trip if I had to, if I had the opportunity to go to London!

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  8. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

    Ironically since the hosepipe bans were introduced on April 5th, it's done nothing but pour with rain.  But the Environment Agency is saying that now half of England is in drought, and that the drought will last until at least Christmas because ground water and reservoirs are so depleted.

    http://www.hosepipeban.org.uk/2012/04/1 … f-england/