I WAS interested to see Chris Parton suggest that water be transported by sea to supplement cities south of Carlisle (Letters, December 23).
My wife and I spent an enjoyable holiday on the Greek island of Symi some years ago. It is a large, almost treeless lump of rock in the Southern Dodecanese and was totally dependent on the weekly delivery, by sea tanker, of water from the Greek mainland which was transferred to a large tank in the main town and pumped to other areas. Visitors were encouraged to be sparing with water usage due to its scarcity, but the island is a popular tourist destination and so requires this facility for the islanders to survive.
Ian M Gray,
41 Abercrombie Drive,
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