According to the 2014 report of the L’Office national de l’eau et des milieux aquatiques (Onema), 20% of the volume of drinking water introduced into the system is lost by leakages.
I have asked Onema to update this inform-ation and await their reply.
Véolia’s own annual report for 2018 shows an operating profit of €1.6billion on a turnover of nearly €26billion.
Before burdening consumers, the government should be tackling the water shortage issue by:
1) Insisting that water comp-anies spend more of their profits on leakage prevention;
2) Installing more water retention areas to keep more of the heavy winter rainfall that disappears into the sea. This should also alleviate flooding;
3) Taxing farmers and industry at the same rate as consumers.
Geoffrey Auckland, Loir-et-Cher
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