After weeks of hot, dry weather and increased demand for water, the region’s total reservoir storage has dipped below last summer’s levels for the first time this year.
This is not a major concern as reservoir levels overall are at a satisfactory level but it illustrates how the recent prolonged period of high demand is impacting our stored water.
South West Water is asking everyone to use water wisely to help conserve supplies, with demand for water expected to rise further as the holiday season gets fully under way.
Rob Scarrott, Head of Environment, said: “We’re still working hard behind the scenes to meet the increased demand for water and reviewing the situation closely.
“We are also putting a lot of additional resource into detecting and repairing leaks, which have increased due to the hot, dry weather – as the ground dries and contracts it pulls pipes out of alignment.
“We’d like to thank our customers for playing their part by reporting leaks and being water wise. The more water we all save now the more will be left for the rest of the summer.
“Small changes in water use make a big difference when multiplied by the millions of people we serve. Gardening typically accounts for much of the additional demand we see during hot weather, and this is where collectively we can all help conserve supplies.”
The company is sharing its top tips for saving water in the garden and the home, which also saves money for customers on a meter:
In the garden:
In the home:
See website for information: https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/water-advice-and-services/start-saving-water-today/ and https://www.southwestwater.co.uk/reservoirlevels
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