- Marathon Water Theft
How many tourists flock to deptford for these water sales.?
From the look of the road which is covered in empty bottles the runners must have already been through. It could well be people just taking what is left over after the event maybe even with permission of the people at the station…
If people were going to rush the water station and take everything why would they wait until after the event started rather than just in the morning before it got crowded?Posted 3 years agomrsfryMember
Why would you say they are immigrants?
London water is pretty bad so i don’t blame folks for taking water if the orginisers have said it is ok, but if they are just nicking it then that’s another story.
I’m sure that the media/public will only point out a select demographic even though the races that were taking the water looked pretty mixed in other photos on the net.
Odd that there are no police in that area of London, get’s me thinking that either taking the water was ok or that no one really cared enough to do anything about itPosted 3 years agoTurnerGuyMember
London water is pretty bad
no it’s not.
I remember lots of taste tests where thames would come out top or near the top, here’s one from 2013 where it comes 3rd:
One big difference is people nearly always drink spring water from the fridge – try putting tap water in the fridge and then telling the difference.
Plus there are much tighter regs on what can be in tap water, spring water and mineral water are much looser.
I remember a documentary on waters – there’s one named 99.9 as it is a very pure water, filtered many times. They asked if they started with spring water, they said no way as it is too dirty, they started with tap water.
One spring water they tried was more readioactive than it should have been, many had too much of some mineral or another, and one was festering with bacteria (a highland spring bottling for a supermarket) as the room where they bottled it wasn’t clean enough and therefore human skin dust got into the plastic bottles, and then gorged itself on the plastic so by the time you bought it it was festering.
Plus all those plastic bottles are an environmental nightmare.Posted 3 years agoDrJMember
Police were scrambled with the water cannon, but some shits had syphoned
But Boris’s water cannon cannot be used, so the 250k they cost plus the 25k per year to maintain them, is money down the drain. But let’s ignore that and concentrate on some low life stealing a few quids worth of bottles.Posted 3 years ago
1. Severn Trent Water
2. Anglian Water
3. Thames Water
4. Dwr Cymru Welsh Water
5. Southern Water
6. Scottish Water
7. South West Water
8. Yorkshire Water
9. United Utilities
10. Wessex Water
That’s very interesting. I find it incredible that a city as massive as London can have such a relatively clean and contamination-free water supply. In fact, I think our country’s entire water supply is absolutely outstanding, in being able to produce such a quality service.Posted 3 years agoTurnerGuyMember
London tap water has been throught the human body at least 8 times I believe.
I shall drink some London tap water tomorrow – we have a filter at work so I will make sure I do not use it. In fact I shall compare the filtered to the non-filtered and may even recruit some work colleagues in a blind taste test…Posted 3 years ago
“London tap water has been throught the human body at least 8 times I believe.”
All water has been through the digestive system of countless creatures, countless times:
Also in the show, Doherty sets out to settle an urban myth about water once and for all: does tap water really go through seven people before it reaches our glass?Posted 3 years ago
After a warts and all visit to a sewage works in Sutton Coldfield, in the West Midlands, where water arrives fresh from the sewer, he learns how good bacteria in the water kills bad bacteria – before water is flushed out into a river.
He then moves on to a water treatment works where in a three hour process, the water is ready to drink three hours after arrival.
And it is here he learns the real truth – forget seven people, all the water we drink has been through billions of people.
As John McGregor, of South Eastern Water, explains: ‘You can’t make new water.
‘You can basically say the water we drink today is the same water that the dinosaurs drank.
‘So forget seven people – it’s been through billions.’
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