Despite some wet spells so far this summer, our water sources are still at below average levels. This is because the autumn and winter were drier than normal. Our region only received 77% of its typical rainfall during these months, according to official figures.
At the moment, Southern Water don’t believe that they need to take any special measures in theirwater supply areas this year, such as introducing temporary restrictions on water use – you may know these as ‘hose-pipe bans’. However they will continue to monitor water levels, and have clear plans in place if we continue to experience further periods of dry weather.
Top tips for saving water, energy and money
There’s lots of ways to save water, each and every day. Visit: southernwater.co.uk/howtosave.
- Only wash full loads in your washing machine or dishwasher
- Use a bucket and sponge to wash your car, rather than a hose-pipe
- Have a four-minute shower, instead of a bath
- Turn the tap off when brushing your teeth
- Install a water butt to collect rainwater for watering your garden (see our website for discounted products)
- Water your garden early in the morning or in the evening, when it is cooler.
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