basic knowledge in mathematics sufficient to detect the need for action. "Last week, were in the evening taken in one hour, 20 cubic metres of water from a high tank," says the grävenwies Bacher mayor Roland Seel (CDU). "We can, however, only nine cubic meters per hour with a replacement." As the first municipality in the Hochtaunuskreis Grävenwiesbach has declared on Friday the drinking water a state of emergency. He is initially valid until the end of August. Thus, the Irrigation of gardens and agricultural land is prohibited, as well as the basin and auto-Fill of swimming, wash. In the case of non-compliance, the risk of immune regulation of the municipality provides for a fine of up to 511,29 Euro, which corresponds to the 1000 Mark that are still listed in the 1991-born rule.
correspondent of the Rhein-Main-Zeitung for the high Taunus district.F. A. Z.
the beginning of the week, the field mountain community followed Schmitten and also stated the drinking water emergency. There is the risk of immune regulation has been adopted only in 2019. In the case of violations, the threat of a fine is 5000 euros, was considerably higher. Other municipalities, such as Königstein and Kronberg have responded in recent years to the continuing drought and the corresponding regulations, decided to not with appeals to save water leave.
Although the summer may seem like 2020 rather average, it has rained in the Rhine-Main-area in July, less than in the drought years 2018 and 2019. "The near-surface abrasions not give so much water," says Seel. In the deep wells was still enough, however, crucial for the shortage is the high consumption is. Problem child, especially the main town of Grävenwiesbach is. But if from other districts of the water in the elevated tank pumped will, it is necessary to pay attention also on the consumption. The foreign relation on the lines of Usingen and Weilrod have limits.
a home office contributes to the high water consumption
two years Ago, Grävenwiesbach had to call the drinking water a state of emergency. At the time, however, it had purely technical reasons: A Surge had a pump and processing plant in the deep wells fail, the supply tank is empty. The people in the core community had to pin the water at the town hall from a tap. It's not So bad this time. "For eating, Drinking, cooking and Hygiene-enough water," says Seel. And it comes from the house line. But it is for the mayor, according to his words, since his arrival in 2012, the first Time that he has to declare a state of emergency because of the drought.
the consequences of The Corona pandemic is likely to contribute to a General assessment of the high consumption. The people working in the home office instead of in the office in Frankfurt, many forgo a holiday trip, and instead build in the garden a swimming Pool filled must be. "We have made great effort to ensure that the pool can open," says the Schmittener mayor Marcus Kinkel (independent). "Despite the restrictions, it was never sold out." In Schmitten the high consumption causes a shortage of water. "More foreign water, we did not get, and the wells have only about 20 percent capacity," says Kinkel.Updated Date: 06 August 2020, 02:20