Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Never Bring A Hosepipe To A Deluge

Hosepipe ban and flood warnings for the SAME region as heatwave and storms combine
Quite right too. Surely if there's a risk of flooding using a hosepipe will only make it worse, if my bathroom were flooded I certainly wouldn't start running the taps.


JuliaM said...

Heh! :)

JuliaM said...

Seriously, though, they have a point (daft as it may sound).

Hard, baked earth can't absorb a lot of water that falls too quickly. It has to go somewhere.

What these areas need is constant, light rain, so the earth absorbs it.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Depressingly JM has beaten me to the smartarse comment :-(

James Higham said...

We had water come through the light fitting today.

Laban said...

That's nothing, James. We had water come through the taps !