Serving parts of North West London and the Home Counties.

 

Our Water Resources

 Last Update: 14 December 2018

 

Aquifer recharge begins late, and water resources remain below average.

We are beginning to see a recharge of our aquifers following the rainfall in October and November. Our water resources remain below average, but at an improved position to this time last year.

November rainfall was 94% of the long-term average and this has resulted in more moisture in the soil, which means more rainfall is beginning to soak through to the aquifers below.

The important recharge season, when we typically see recharge of our aquifers if there is sufficient winter rainfall, runs from October to March. We are dependent on significant winter rainfall to ensure that our water resources are in a good position for next year, and we are continuing to plan to ensure we are prepared for a range of different rainfall scenarios over this winter.

 

Rainfall and groundwater levels

Groundwater levels graph

 

 

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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

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  • 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.