Serving parts of North West London and the Home Counties.

 

Our Water Resources

 Last Update: 25 October 2018

 

Water resources stable as the recharge season begins

Our water resources are currently below average, but at an improved position to this time last year.

Our recharge season runs from October to March, if there is enough winter rainfall, we expect to see recharge of our aquifers.

October rainfall was below average and soils are drier than average after the long hot summer. This has meant that the amount of rain reaching aquifers has been below average so far this winter.

We are depending on good rainfall over the winter for our water resources to be in a good position for next year.

 

Rainfall and groundwater levels

Groundwater levels Infographic

Whatever the weather, we ask our customers to save water where possible. This is good for the environment and can also help customers save energy and money.

 

 

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

 

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Keep track of the tap

  • Shorten your shower – take a 4-minute shower instead of a bath – you will save around 50 litres

  • Keep track of the tap logo

  • Don’t overfill the bath – if you do fancy a bath try and use less water in it – it is easy to save over 30 litres each time

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth, and save over 6,500 litres of water a year and encourage others in your household to do the same

  • Whenever you can, use the half flush button if you have a dual flush toilet

  • A cistern displacement device can save one litre per flush, saving up to 5,000 litres a year

We have more useful tips to save water and FREE water saving devices here >>

 

What we're doing

  • We are focused on fixing leaks, and achieved the highest leakage reduction target in the water industry. If you spot a leak you can report it here>>

  • We are investing in our network by replacing water mains to reduce the number of bursts and leaks.

  • Working in partnership with other water companies and the Environment Agency

  • We are continuing our water saving campaign for customers, ‘Keep track of the tap’ campaign to raise awareness and help people save water.