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Water Supply

Volume 13: debated on Monday 23 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many million gallons of water were supplied for consumers in Wales in the latest available year; how many of these were metered supplies; how many million gallons were piped for the Alwen, Vyrnwy and Elan reservoirs, respectively; how many million gallons were abstracted from the rivers Dee, Wye and Severn for transmission to England; and what is the total amount of water exported from Wales to England for the last available year.

91,234 million gallons of water were supplied to consumers in Wales in 1980; 30,745 million of these were metered supplies; 1,473, 16,963 and 27,728 million gallons were piped to England from the Alwen Reservoir, Lake Vyrnwy and the Elan reservoirs respectively; 40,399 and 1,734 million gallons were abstracted from the Dee and Wye respectively for transmission to England. There were no abstractions from the Severn in Wales; therefore the total amount of water exported from Wales to England in 1980 was 88,297 million gallons.