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Title: Water and the environment in times of drought
Author: National Rivers Authority Southern Region
Document Type: Monograph
The drought of 1989/90 affected most of England and Wales, but in the drier, highly populated South East of England its effects were particularly acute. There were bans on the use of hosepipes in the garden and restrictions on 'non essential' water use such as washing buildings, railway carriages and cars. The water environment was also affected because normal protection measures had to be relaxed to give priority to public water supply. The drought coincided with the re-structuring of the water industry, which took effect on 1 September 1989. Before that date the Regional Water Authorities had for sixteen years been responsible for both water services (water, sewage and land drainage) and the regulating and monitoring of the water environment.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1990
Publication Place: Worthing
Subject Keywords: DroughtWater useWater use efficiencyWater industry
Geographic Keywords: Kent (county)
Extent: 12
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