HC Deb 06 May 1969 vol 783 cc50-1W
70. Sir D. Renton

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made in the investigation into schemes for the underground storage of water as recommended by the Water Resources Board; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. K. Robinson

The Water Resources Board is investigating the hydro-geology of the London basin in order to assess the practicability of artificial recharge: it is carrying out pilot schemes as part of the Trent Study: and it is grant aiding a pilot scheme by the Sussex River Authority.