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Welsh step up water protest.

A 43 million bill has been delivered to the Birmingham headquarters of the severn Trent by Welsh activists demanding higher charges for the principality,s of water.

It has sent by plaid cymru the welsh Nationalist party which claims the money is owed by west Midlands and Birmingham consumers supplied by the Elan valley reservoirs.

The party is conducting a compaign to change the system under which it claims the people of wales have to pay more for water from its reservoirs then consumers in birmingham supplied from the same source.

The giant four feet by three bill was sent to the Severn Trent to counter remainder being sent out to its consumers in mid wales.

Many have been withholding their water rates as part of the Plaid Cymru campaign.

Government ministers are still considering a welsh water Authority demand to triple ites charges to the west midlands for water. The Severn refused to pay the extra 3 million.

Trent spokesman said of the bill:"it is anonymous unofficial and apart from being another publicity stunt unworthy of comment".
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