On every day of my 40 years in the 'clean' water industry I was aware of the value of water.
For years the water industry was pegged to spending about 1% of the total asset value a year to maintain assets with a service life of 40 years. It was skill and determination that kept things going.
It was frustrating then and it is frustrating now that society equates 'value' with 'money'.
How much are we prepared to pay for water if we haven't got it? Will we soon be using bottles of water as currency?
We need to protect our water now. We need an efcient system but we also need to protect our water wherever it is, surface or underground.
I can remember Chris Binnie talking about 'water wars' and he's dead right. Get your tin hats out lads and lasses!
Brian Green, 35 Church Street, Horsley, Derbyshire, DE21 5QB