6) For a volume of 300 megalitres
a year the customer would save 49,244[pounds] annually by going on to the Anglian tariff, which is equivalent to 25 per cent, although the costs of the new pipeline must be offset against this saving.
Buckton Castle Water Treatment Works (WTW), based in Mossley, near Manchester, supplies up to 50 megalitres
of water a day to over 120,000 people in the Tame Valley.
The historic release on August 29--an extra flow of around 38,000 megalitres
annually--represents the first step of a 10-year commitment to return up to 28 per cent of the original flows to the Snowy.
OFWAT set it a target of saving 269 megalitres
a day, down from 188 megalitres
, and the company achieved 260 megalitres
in the period 2000/1.
The maximum operating level of the dam is 40 megalitres
, although it is currently around 35 megalitres
, although with the operation of the on-site Water Treatment Plant this amount is expected to be reduced over the coming months.
On Tuesday, due to water lost through bursts on the network, Welsh Water added around 920 megalitres
per day into its supply.
In the 2008-09 season, with water tables sinking lower and lower after almost a decade of drought, the figure was 22 megalitres
Yet, 'Barrick uses up to 15 megalitres
of water (equivalent to 15 Olympic swimming pools) every day.
Building five pipelines large enough to carry 1,100 megalitres
of water per day from the northern Pennines to London would cost up to pounds 15 billion, the report says.
9m water and electricity customers in North West England, said it reduced its leakage level by around 50 megalitres
a day to 470 megalitres
a day last year.
The precious freshwater lost through evaporation every year from Lakes Alexandrina and Albert -- equivalent to the volume of Sydney Harbour, 492,000 megalitres
-- could be added to the extra environmental flows.