In the south and east it could be a different story and that's before they build more golf courses with their huge demand for water.
I spent the day strapped to a hortokoptiko and although it rained it was never more than a few spots - not enough to stop me working, unfortunately. It's raining a bit harder now but still only like an English Spring shower. We're about as for East of Hania as you are to the West; what a difference a few kilometres can make.Nita wrote:I don't know about 'not much' here in Agia Marina it's chucking it down, with more rain forecast for tomorrow
Quite right. There isn't a problem until it happens. It might never but if (when) it does, as you say, it livens up the kafeneio, too.Nita wrote:As for my Greek friends and neighbours they won't think there is a problem until they turn on the tap and nothing comes out, or the pressure is very low!
Probably flooded the pumping station. We were lucky as the village is at the top of a hill and it was those lower down who got caught.Nita wrote:For the last three years, ... we have had odd days with no water (including last October when there was severe flooding)
We're obviously luckier than you - our water pressure only goes that low two or three times a year and usually only for a very few hours - from two or three to about six at most. At least in summer we can swim to freshen up a bit.Nita wrote:and often the pressure is extremely low, including today, so it's almost impossible to shower.
Statistically, the East gets a bit less rain than the west and, as you say, John there's not so much snow. I think the south is even drier.Retired in Crete wrote:[I wonder why you think it could be a different story in the east? (I cannot speak for the south)
I did mention the antiquated infrastructure and that particular problem lasted a lot longer than a three day pump failure.Retired in Crete wrote:The majority of the new building developments are in the west end and I recall reports last summer of parts of the west end being without water for 3 days due to the ancient infrastructure
You could well be right. Maybe people are hoping for a blazing summer at home in the UK. If it doesn't happen there could be a late rush of bookings. Time will tell.Retired in Crete wrote:I have no insider knowledge of the number of tourists expected this year but from the low airfares currently being offered I would guess that bookings are way down this year. (Friends of ours have today paid £124 return in August, the English schools summer holidays - they paid double this last year)
paulh wrote:t I just wonder if agriculture or houses use up more water per equivalent area.
paulh wrote:ok so a house built on one stremata would have to use 1000 litres of water per day to equal the agricultural usage for the same stremata put to agriculture.
I know household usage adds up but does it get near to 1000 litres per day every day? I really have no idea but it sounds a lot.
But doesn't it all come from the same sources with just a difference in treatment?Hudson wrote:Don't forget that the water for agriculture is not the same as that which comes out of the taps in the towns. Well, at least they say it isn't.
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