United Kingdom: Region faces drought order as water supply falls

Independent (UK): The threat of a summer drought is hanging over seven million people in the North West of England, it emerged yesterday. United Utilities, the company which supplies water from Cheshire to the Scottish border, is facing low supplies in its reservoirs and said that if there was no significant rainfall over the weekend, it would apply to the Environment Agency for a drought order. That would allow it to take emergency steps in abstracting water from rivers and lakes, to conserve ......

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