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Wednesday, 28 June 2006

Water Shortage Hits London Olympics

As unlikely as it seems, given the image of London as being fog bound and perpetually wet, the 2012 Olympic Games in London could be hit by water shortages.

That will be the case, unless Thames Water (the company that leaks/wastes vast quantities of water because it does not fix its pipes) gets its act together in time.

Labour MP Harry Cohen said that Thames Water's network lost 894 million litres a day, enough to fill 350 Olympic swimming pools.

Cohen said that the company's claim that it is doing all it can to tackle the problem was "a fib".


"If we don't get this right, we will also have drought order restrictions in the lead up and during the 2012 Olympics and that would be to the detriment of those Games."

The good news is that Thames Water's profits leapt to £346M last year.

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