Recent water floods, hurricanes and deluges briefly put water into the country's reservoirs, but the drought warnings this morning mean hosepipe bans and shortage restrictions are back in force. At the headquarters of Wales Water in Y Borth, near Aberystwith a spokesperson said, "It doesnt last long, as most of it leaks away underneath London or is sold to France.
A delegation from La Gambia has been showing everyone here at the Thatcherised water authorities how to make a tiny amount of rain last all year. No one in Gambia or most places abroad could understand how it was legally possible to sell water from the skies. The Nation-wide ban on washing up starts tomorrow.