France has a bit of a water shortage

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France has a bit of a water shortage

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We are now in a red zone. Just as well we do not have a pool. The dry spell is far from over.
No watering the garden, had a look at our pump in the well its above the water level that's a first in five years.


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I was reading about that a few days ago, was surprised that the Gard hasn’t water shortage measures yet. So all the vines in the area and our parc can stay green and the pool can stay clear for swimming for all the lucky ones who can be there. It’s very quiet in our building and by the pool, I hear from friends, most unusual at this time of year.

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This used to happen every year this time in the Gers. Farmers were even considering stopping growing maize as it needs so much water in the summer. Adds to the cost.
But what to change to?

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You can get an update on how your area is doing here:

https://info-restrictions.eau-nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/

Feed in your commune at top of page.

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mysty wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:55 pm
We are now in a red zone. Just as well we do not have a pool. The dry spell is far from over.
No watering the garden, had a look at our pump in the well its above the water level that's a first in five years.


https://www.terre-net.fr/meteo-agricole ... 69927.html
Last year in the Creuse even your own well water was prohibited to use for watering the garden. I bought a 1000litre cuve with the intention of plumbing it in before spring. Then boom, confinement in Scotland. The garden is a dead loss this year anyway.

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In the UK, when the there is talk of shortages, it's highlighted that billions of litres a day lost through leakages from pipes. Not sure if that's a problem in France ? If it is, they need to fix the leaks, if not they need to construct more catchment areas to capture all that water when continually it's pi55ing it down for 3-4 months of the year.

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I have 2000L in ICBs, stupidly left the last one on (very slowly) and forgot all day and managed to drain the tank :cry: :cry: On the upside the courgette plant that was being watered went from a tiny courgette 3 days ago to a marrow :lol: :lol:

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No restrictions so far here in 17 but it is very dry.

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SP1DER wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:11 pm
You can get an update on how your area is doing here:

https://info-restrictions.eau-nouvelle-aquitaine.fr/

Feed in your commune at top of page.
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