30 JULY 1921, Page 3

The lowness of the Thames and the shortage of almost

all the sources of our water supply are causing very great anxiety. Even if the rain so long implored and so long delayed now comes in abundance, we shall not be free from the dangers of a water shortage. The washings of a parched, dusty, and therefore dirty country will, to begin with, make our rivers and brooks an even more perilous source of supply than they are now becoming. For the deeper sources of our water no relief will come for many months.