Water rationing was brought into force in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7. Fifteen-thousand houses have their?
CU. Cracked mude in reservoir
GV. Bottom of reservoir, water in distance
SV. Trickle of water
SV.PAN DOWN.. water gauge
SV. Man measures water
TGV. Dry banks of the Dervent
LV.PAN Village ruins
LTV. Old bridge - people on roads
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Background: Water rationing was brought into force in Edinburgh, Scotland, October 7. Fifteen-thousand houses have their supplies cut off from seven at night until seven in the morning. Edinburgh Corporation intends showing the public how serious the shortage is by conducted bus tours of the empty, parched reservoirs.
The water levels have reached all-time-lows. There is only thirty-nine days supply left. And until the readings on the gauges are much higher - until, in fact, the supplies in the reservoirs are much more than doubled - rationing will go on.
Most of Britain is suffering from the long hot summer. Water level in a Derbyshire reservoir has gone down by between eighty and a hundred feet - uncovering the village of Dervent, which has been submerged for fourteen years. The remains of Dervent Hall and the village school are there, and once again the village stream runs under its bridge.
Many visitors have been to the reservoir to see the old village ruins.