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Charlie Clark Silver badge

Re: At least Germany has water

You can see the attraction for off-grid use but it becomes a real "tragedy of the commons" / "beggar thy neighbour" as population density increases. I saw on WDR last year that they're going down to 15 m near Dormage on the Rhine!

We don't have a well here but I think they were common when the house was built, but the drainpipes do run off into the garden. This means we need to do hardly any watering (but also be careful) of what we plant, and we're also doing "our bit" to prevent the sewers overflowing or backing up during a downpour. Meanwhile more and more front gardens are being paved, though it's technically now illegal, and people continue to plant things that require a lot of watering. It's not unusual to see both things practised on the same property.

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