Marathon Water Theft
I thought it was left over water and the media was hyping it up, but i can still see people running in the video.
Not much the people who hand out water can do, apart from telling them to F-OFFPosted 4 years ago
Why do people insist in filming in portrait?Posted 4 years ago
They look like a load of immigrants. You’d have thought they would be scared of water.Posted 4 years ago
Scum. No doubt they will be flogging it to tourists later.Posted 4 years ago
I’d hate to live in a world where free water was that attractive. I think we (and this is a huge generalisation about STW users) should be thankful that we aren’t that desperate.Posted 4 years ago
Mister P, you’re right there but in this case I’m sure all those people have access to a tap. It’s most likely as craig said this is a case of stealing stuff in order to rip tourists off.Posted 4 years ago
That’ll be on sale at the local market or corner shop tomorrow. Thieving scumbags. 🙄Posted 4 years ago
This country is going down the pan, I was just reading the local news agency website and thats even worse.Posted 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
That being said looked at some more pictures and a map. Looks like it is the 8-9 mile mark and there are still some runners in the pictures…
So I will go get the pitchfork ready…Posted 4 years ago
That’s about it now! I’ve had enough and am going to cause a riot!
What is the Landaan world coming too, water must be pricey round them parts.Posted 4 years ago
I have a spring stream in my garden which I must go and fill the kettle now I’ve remembered 😆
This happened one year during the Edinburgh Marathon, super hot day and runners were collapsing everywhere. I think there was about 8 miles with no water and the first one we did come across was a person with a hose.Posted 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
Thanks for clearing up any confusion mrsfry. Nothing to see hear move along people. 😆Posted 4 years ago
Bizarre and sad state of affairs that water in plastic bottles is so attractive, as to put that much effort to take it. Something not quite right with our society, isn’t their. Not so far off the post apocalyptic Mad Max type world as we like to think…Posted 4 years ago
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 it
Police were scrambled with the water cannon, but some shits had syphoned the [water] tanks.Posted 4 years ago
They’re probably the unfortunate few who missed out when they looted poundland a couple of years ago, or couldn’t get in to that black friday sale in Asda.Posted 4 years ago
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Obviously some of it will be sold, at what price? A fiver a crate? Ten quid? Or are they going to stand on a street corner hoping to sell it for a quid a bottle? Good luck to them.Posted 4 years ago
An unfortunate combination of poverty, selfishness and stupidity.Posted 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
250k they cost plus the 25k per year to maintain them, is money down the drain.
Arf arfPosted 4 years ago
Ah, remember the outrage on here last time one of our friendly London youth stole some bottles of water?
Whatever happened to “its only £3.50 worth of water”?Posted 4 years ago
Have you ever tasted london tap water? Worth doing a year inside just to avoid itPosted 4 years ago
London Tap Water? I piss it!
…as do most of us who live upstream 🙂Posted 4 years ago
It doesn’t look like much of a marathon. They’d got it in a few secondsPosted 4 years ago
Have you ever tasted london tap water? Worth doing a year inside just to avoid it
Looks like it’s all the left over water being given away to me.Posted 4 years ago
mefty – Member
Maybe it’s just because we’re spoiled up here but London’s pretty much the only place I buy bottled water. Not nice at all.Posted 4 years ago
London tap water is pre-filtered.
By someone else’s kidneys 😉Posted 4 years ago
“They look like a load of immigrants”
They just look like a load of people to me. But then; I’m not an ignorant racist ****. 🙄Posted 4 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 4 years ago
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 4 years ago
Double post?Posted 4 years ago
I’d hate to live in a world where free water was that attractive. I think we (and this is a huge generalisation about STW users) should be thankful that we aren’t that desperate.
Seems v generous – unless drac is correct, looks like basic opportunistic theft.Posted 4 years ago
If the “scumbags” were to drive to Buxton they could have as much as they wanted for free as the lions mouth must never stop. Always makes me chuckle when I see folks filling up their empty plastic bottles.Posted 4 years ago
London tap water has been throught the human body at least 8 times I believe.
It must be pretty good thenPosted 4 years ago
5s in to the video there is a guy in a Buxton t-shirt stood idly watching as bottles of water get ‘stolen’. Makes you think doesn’t it.Posted 4 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?
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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