By Tom HarkinNew Scientist 1.5 million Swedish citizens are expected to use a bathtub this summer.
It’s a huge milestone in a country where toilets and other water sources have been dwindling since the 1970s.
The problem is that Swedes are used to using water pipes that leak.
“People are used by their families to use the pipes and the tap is in the bath,” says Lotta Sädegh, a researcher at the Technical University of Denmark in Copenhagen.
“But we don’t think we have the technology to prevent the leak.”
In Sweden, it’s not just the pipes that have to be replaced.
The pipes that carry the water from the tap to the sink and toilet also need to be repaired.
“This is a big problem for the health of the water supply,” says Sädek.
“Sweden is the world’s largest water-use society.
In Sweden, the total water supply is 20 per cent of the total area, which means that we need to clean up more than 20 percent of the pipes.”
Sweden’s Ministry of Environment, Environment and Energy (NEET) has identified a number of problems with the pipes, but it says it will “work with the owners and operators of these pipes and repair them.”
“We don’t want to just be talking about pipes.
We need to get to a point where the water pipes are actually working properly,” says Johan Gustafsson, a spokesperson for NEET.
He added that the pipes are likely to be reused.
The problems stem from the fact that the Swedish government does not have the technical expertise to fix the leaks.
For example, the pipes have to have a seal that will allow water to pass through, which could damage the seal, or require some kind of filter to be installed.
The water in Sweden comes from the sea.
It is not the only source of water, but the amount of water in the country is still far lower than in other countries, such as the United States, and in Europe.
The country’s rivers are also relatively shallow.
It’s important that water pipes don’t leak, says Saedek, because “if they do, you could end up with a lot of water pollution and it’s a really serious issue.”
To find out more about Sweden’s water crisis, read our article on Sweden’s toilet problems.
Sweden also has a lot to answer for, but a lot more work to do.
In the future, it could take several years before it has a solution.
“If you have a problem with a water pipe that’s being used for a household, there’s a good chance that the problem could affect other people as well,” says Gustafsson.