Petition Require rainwater recovery for new builds and offer grants for older properties

The Government should require that all new builds have underground rainwater recovery systems installed. A grant scheme should also be set up. This could be funded by additional taxes on underperforming water companies, to help homeowners to retrofit on existing properties.

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We're going to see more hosepipe bans and water shortages every year due to a range of factors:

Circa 175k new properties being built every year, with the Government plan to increase to 300K

No new reservoirs built in 30 years

Climate change is causing hotter, drier summers

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