I was listening to the radio last night and at the News a woman was interviewed re the hosepipe ban and the amount of rain we have had, are are still getting, and for that matter what is still forecast!
The question was; "Do we still need the hosepipe ban, haven't we had enough rain?"
She replied "The rain will be good for the gardens and farmers, but the rivers, reservoirs are nowhere near full and we will need the hosepipe ban in place at least until Summer, providing it continues to rain".
How come, asked the journalist............now wait for it dear friends, she replied "It's the wrong type of rain".
How can an answer like that be justified? Rain is rain, is rain, and ultimately it will soak into everything and eventually find its way into the rivers and so on...
Maybe companies like Thames Water are not geared up to 'harvest' the rain, and that wouldn't surprise me, but the wrong type of rain? It's a joke surely?