Drought, Hosepipe ban, and wells (boreholes)

And the rain starts

We are currently under a hosepipe ban because of a drought condition in southeast England.  This morning, I read this article saying there has been an increase in boreholes (wells).

Now, is this a solution? Not really because, eventually, the wells will dry up too.  It also takes water away from everyone else.  However, instead of doing something simple, I can see the government here adopting a solution like Colorado where private landowners don’t own the rain that falls on their property (there’s lots of historic reasons for this).

[Update 2012-06-13 12:14:16] This has turned into the wettest drought I have ever seen.

Image from yogentra174 via flickr

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