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No hosepipe ban this year despite the heat says Severn Trent

Redditch Editorial 26th Jul, 2019   0

It might have been the hottest July day ever on Thursday but water company Severn Trent has confirmed that there will be no hosepipe ban this year as its preparations meant it had plenty of raw and treated water available.

Demand for treated water yesterday reached more than two billion litres as people across the Midlands upped their usage as temperatures were well over 30˚C.

However Severn Trent’s network coped well with the demand thanks to extra work and effort over the winter to ensure its customers could have all the water they needed.

Managing director of production James Jesic said: “We coped with weeks of high demand last year without having to put a hosepipe ban in place and we’ve made sure there won’t be one this year by improving our network and bringing on new sources of water.

“On top of that, our customers are some of the most water efficient in the country – using 25 per cent less water than some other areas – which means we got a real leg up when we started to recover after last year’s winter.

“But we’d always ask our customers to consider the best way to use water, especially when you consider that usage in countries like Germany is even lower – they use 10 litres a day less than us which is a target we can all aim for.”


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