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Heavy winter rainfall helps groundwater recover

The heavy rainfall throughout autumn and winter has helped groundwater levels to recover in our central region.

At the start of October 2019, our groundwater levels were ‘low’ following three years of below average rainfall.

However, since then overall rainfall has been significantly above average and we predict groundwater levels will continue to rise until the Spring if the rainfall continues.

This means we are not in a water supply drought and we will not need to introduce water restrictions (also known as a hosepipe ban) this Spring. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and continue work to enhance the resilience of our network.


Learn more about the groundwater levels where you are

Click on the map below to see what the water levels are like where you live.

Supply area map

 


Drought Awareness – Your Views

We want to thank everyone who took part in our survey about how restrictions on water use could affect you.

A common theme from the responses is that customers want us to use water sustainably while helping to protect the environment and ensuring a reliable supply of water.

We will publish our full statement of response to the consultation later in February, and again we would like to thank you for your time to give us your views.

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