“Use bonuses from water bosses to pay for solving bottlenecks”

WATER scarcity has been a constant topic in the news for several weeks, be it due to heat waves, leaks or burst pipes.

This problem will obviously continue as our environment keeps heating up due to climate change. The problem is also compounded by the amount of water used in homes and everyday life ie washing machines, dishwashers, car washes and paddling/swimming pools.

As a family we moved to Hollingbury in June 1950 when I was five and a quarter years old.

Summers back then could be quite humid, especially during school holidays, it seemed at the time.

The winters were severe. In very deep snow we would be cut off for weeks. In one year, the garage in Woodbourne had to be dug out with a snow plow. Ditchling Road from Woodbourne Garage to the end of Coldean Lane was closed for weeks.

The water consumption of households and life in general was not as high as it is today. No dishwashers and washing machines for example. This made more water available. Plus the fact that in winter the snow eventually melted and helped fill the reservoirs and rivers.

The ocean-going cruise ships use seawater, which is purified for onboard use, because they don’t have anywhere to dock and fill their tanks from standpipes. This is certainly something to consider for the future.

There are many islands that already operate this system. That would of course be very expensive, but worth it in the end. The unnecessary and astronomically high premiums paid to water bosses each year could defray the cost of such work. Why do they get a bonus for their work, for which they are paid an enormously high salary? We, the consumers, foot the bill. I’ve worked full time for 45 years and no one has ever paid me a bonus.

With the high cost of living hitting the pockets of the population, something needs to be done to resolve the many crises we are experiencing.

Christine Luffman

Rotherfield Crescent

Hollingbury

Brighton

https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20739500.use-water-bosses-bonuses-pay-solution-shortages/?ref=rss “Use bonuses from water bosses to pay for solving bottlenecks”

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