PUBLISHED: 04 August 2022

Compare and Contrast: Emergency water plant in London unusable despite drought risk

The Guardian 

A £250m desalination plant launched 12 years ago to increase drinking supplies during long dry spells has been put on hold, as water companies in England and Wales face growing political pressure over their management of the supply crisis. The Thames Water plant at Beckton, east London, opened in 2010 with plans to supply up to 1 million people during emergencies, but that ambition has been scaled back amid doubts as to when the facility can begin operating. Click here to continue reading