Severn Trent warn of possible water restrictions

IT has been raining lately, but it will take more than a few showers to restore reservoirs to healthier levels, Severn Trent are warning.

“In spite of the recent rainfall – and further showers promised for some parts over the weekend – we’ve been experiencing the second driest spring since records began.” said Martin Kane, customer services director.

“Our first priority is to provide a continuous supply of high quality drinking water to our customers, but as a result of the recent weather most of our reservoirs are lower than we would like them to be, with Derwent Valley at the 68 per cent mark.

“While it might not be a popular thing to wish for during the summer, what we need is more rain, spread over several days and weeks, so the reservoirs across the region can be replenished.”

“No final decision has been made, but unless we see a return to seasonal average rainfall, we are facing the likelihood of water restrictions in parts of our region in the near future.”

Following the reduced rainfall the company is now repeating its appeal to customers to help do their part by conserving water supplies and using the resource wisely.

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