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Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?

Date posted: Friday 1st November 2019

Water at the RPA. What does the future hold?


Climate scientists tell us that we can expect more extreme weather events in future. Hot dry summers interspersed with areas of very low pressure and torrential downpours may well become the norm. Whether or not there is immediate cause for concern about the supply of water at the Paddocks Allotment site, climate change will almost certainly prove challenging to both commercial growers and plot holders alike. The small “Water Group” that was set up in Spring 2019 has attempted to look at how we might respond to these challenges.

Further sections of this important report include:

  • The System Now.
  • Is mains water an option?
  • Water Harvesting.
  • Water conservation.
  • Conclusions.

Appendix 1 – Estimate of Thames Water charges to bring mains water onto the site.
Appendix 2 – Rainwater Harvesting

Click here for the entire report – opens/downloads as PDF.

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