The recent warm, dry weather, coupled with people spending more time at home and in the garden, is increasing demand for water across the region. Sponsors South West Water have advised that water usage is at similar levels to the hot summer of 2018, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on tourism and business.
Rob Scarrott, Head of Water Resources and Water Efficiency, said: “Even though we aren’t welcoming visitors to our region at the moment, we are still producing as much water as we were at this time in the hot summer of 2018 to keep up with demand from household customers.”
With Tourism businesses starting to re-open in July, South West Water need our support to help conserve supplies by playing our part and making businesses water smart - click here for their top tips on how you can help.
The current South West Water reservoir storage levels can be seen by visiting southwestwater.co.uk/environment/a-precious-resource/current-reservoir-storages/
The more water we save now, the more left for the rest of the summer if it stays dry.