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It is not difficult to add a 100Litre rainwater butt to the plastic downspout of a Victorian terraced house. This needs to be highlighted by anyone who can, to all those who should. (I have fitted 2 in the last 12months.) The amount of water sprayed onto gardens is embarrassing.

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Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Excellent way to get over facts about climate change, make it far more interesting and accessible.

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Aug 20, 2022·edited Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Fascinating article Daniel, thank you. With all the development going on in Sheffield City Centre hopefully the issue of more trees can be addressed through the planning system. Certainly the Grey-to-Green is hugely successful with everyone. Personally I would also like to see the rainwater collection system that was removed from the Winter Gardens (presumably because of costs) reinstated to water city centre trees and green spaces.

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Aug 21, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Great stuff, good illustration of the power of maps!

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Aug 21, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Fantastic article, very engaging way to present the information.

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Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Fantastic article. More please!

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Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Really interesting ... this feels like it needs a series of articles..so any more? Thanks.

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Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

Lovely article for us raging cartophiles!!😁

I'm particularly struck by the data on reservoirs!

One small constructive criticism, the dark blue city boundary is nearly invisible against the dark background?

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Aug 20, 2022Liked by Dan Hayes

A really interesting, thought provoking piece

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Great story by Daniel, who has mapped the past and present to good effect, but it reflects poorly on district authorities planning departments who don’t scrutinise anywhere closely enough the water companies’ service and performance that should provide properly for us, or make them answerable about their future plans for water conservation. Give the water companies regular targets to achieve would be a start, and ask them what plans they have, and how, for the next 20 years, say, they intend to provide a continuous service would be another, plus, hold them to account using district authority and independent monitoring with the results made public at six monthly meetings, including making their chairman/directors attend the meetings. Keeping ‘on their case’ about wastage and leaks is a given, but making public their commitments to future plans needs steering just as strongly, joined with the backing of authorities’ officers and politicians. The shareholders are sat back happy taking easy dividends at present, and they won’t demand anything, whereas, incredibly, we can’t guarantee putting off a hosepipe ban!

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"The largest nearby reservoir, Ladybower, belongs to Severn Trent Water and sends its water to the Midlands." Mostly true, although there is also an underground conduit/tunnel from Ladybower which supplies the Rivelin reservoirs, so Sheffield is actually 'plugged in' to the Derwent Valley catchments too.

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Excellent article. Thank you!

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