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Old 07 April 2006, 07:20   #41
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Are you suggesting that removing the salt from sea water and then drinking / using it - is going to lower the sea level and reduce the chances of flooding.

Err - perhapse you should think about that one for a while ???
It seams simple to me!
The polar ice flows melt releasing fresh water into the sea therefore reducing the salt levels & increasing sea heights, we then take the salt out of sea water to produce fresh water & put the salt back into the sea.
This will reduce the drain on the underground water tables.
Once again restoring the balance.
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Old 07 April 2006, 07:42   #42
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It seams simple to me!
The polar ice flows melt releasing fresh water into the sea therefore reducing the salt levels & increasing sea heights, we then take the salt out of sea water to produce fresh water & put the salt back into the sea.
This will reduce the drain on the underground water tables.
Once again restoring the balance.
where does the water go after we finish with it
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Old 07 April 2006, 07:58   #43
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where does the water go after we finish with it
Into the leaking sewers to be returned to the water table for recycling
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Old 07 April 2006, 10:49   #44
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The Law

Aparently the law they rely on was drawn up in the thirties when swimming pools and motor boats in your house were unheard of. Also unheard of was the pressure washer. So, LEGALLY, all the while you only have a hosepipe ban you can wash out your boat engine. I think washing the body of your boat may be a different matter but it seems you can do it wish a pressure washer.

Here is my hose pipe ban page http://www.poolstore.co.uk/ishop/691/shopscr453.html
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Old 07 April 2006, 11:45   #45
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Pressure washer

A Presure washer uses FAR less water than open ended hose.

I used to wash my boat down using a hose with the standard spray trigger attachment, and after i was finished the gutter outside my house would be full.

Recently purchased a pressure washer which as well as giving much better cleaning result (hull NOT tubes) leaves hardly a trace of water in the gutter.

QED.
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Old 07 April 2006, 13:12   #46
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Success, I have given Three Valleys Water a harder push, and they have agreed that I can use a hose for the engine flush, and they even put a note on my household account so even if a neighbour does report me, it should be OK.

Ooops I got it wrong about the pressure washer, but hey I don't own one yet!

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We live on an island for Christ sake!
We are surrounded by rising seaís threatening to flood this wonderful land, & yet we are still running out of water
In many parts of the world their only water comes from the sea through desalination plants, nuclear submarines use desalination plants & you can even get small desalination kits to fit in your yacht.
Isnít the answer to 2 problems staring us in the face?
It would be far cheaper in the long run to build some more resevoirs - we get MORE than enough water falling on the UK as it is!!!

As to rising water levels - blame the media.

The East coast has a problem - I was told the whole of the UK is slowly tilting level again after the last ice age. Makes sense - Harlech castle on the West coast was right by the sea in the 1200s - now it's almost a mile inshore.

Of course the media are now showing places on the East coast falling into the sea and say it's because of global warming.......
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Old 07 April 2006, 17:31   #48
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Sinking

Iam going to draw a Plimsole line on Gwenap head this summer and then say look Cornwall is bloody full .

Everybody thinks high water levels at Bank Holidays is due to spring tides ,
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Old 07 April 2006, 17:34   #49
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Desal. plants is the way to go, may cost to build but will solve it for good.
Gulf states dont have problem and they have mainly deserts, splinklers come on quite frequently down motorways, parks, golf courses, gardens, main drags etc.
Liners, warships, tankers yachts they all have them.
Need to invest in the future i think. As quote we are an island after all.

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Desal. plants is the way to go, may cost to build but will solve it for good.
Gulf states dont have problem and they have mainly deserts, splinklers come on quite frequently down motorways, parks, golf courses, gardens, main drags etc.
Liners, warships, tankers yachts they all have them.
Need to invest in the future i think. As quote we are an island after all.

Paul
Yes but they have lots of cheap oil - doesn't do much for CO2 either!!!

The water tastes horrible as well.
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