It has been reported in the news that climate scientists and weather observers have warned the news trends which seem to have been sweeping Europe over recent years are all set to continue.
The fact that many areas of England and Wales are now being declared as drought zones following on from an extremely cold winter, could all be part of a changing climate. We may have to become accustomed to the rollercoaster of weather, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO).
A spokesman for the UN-run body has declared that “in Europe, a clear trend is emerging towards drier springs.
This year’s drought follows exceptionally dry years in 2007, 2009 and 2010.”
With Scotland having experienced its wettest May to date, it just goes to show how important the maintenance of the nation’s drainage systems is over the coming years. The repair and improvement of sewers and residential drainage pipes is crucial to protecting against the problems caused by flooding.
Flood defences are useful in some areas, but with previously unaffected regions of the country now experiencing the worst of the climate extremes, it is necessary to ensure that everywhere is ready for the impact caused by global warming.
So it is good to know that Britain contains a number of drainage maintenance and installation companies who can help with these kinds of issues.