I refer to the risible suggestion (News 16 February) that the UK is short of water.
Public water supply uses about 7,000Mm 3 of water per year, equivalent to about 2.6% of the amount of rainfall.
We are not short of water, we are short of facilities to collect, store and transport it. Installing water meters will never be more than a stop-gap measure to allow the water companies to postpone making the necessary investment.
Roger Evans (F), evans.roger@virgin. net