Hot weather will not mean a hosepipe ban, says Severn Trent Water

Carsington Water by Jennifer Lumbard
Carsington Water by Jennifer Lumbard

Reports may be suggesting that it’s been one of the warmest Junes on record, but at Severn Trent Water, its business as usual.

According to the experts, Britain had one of the warmest Junes since records began in 1910, and they reckon that in July average UK temperatures are set to be warmer than average for the seventh month in a row.

But the water company reports water resources are in a good position and no hosepipe bans are expected this year.

Marcus O’Kane, water resources strategy manager explains: “It may have been warm over the last few months, but it’s also been raining and this has kept our water resources in good supply. The Severn Trent region is supplied with a mixture of reservoir, groundwater and river water sources, all of which are in a healthy state with our reservoirs currently over 90 per cent full on average.

“So we’re confident that we’re in a good position to provide our customers with a continuous supply of water throughout the summer and the rest of the year.”

But Severn Trent isn’t resting on its laurels - although the company isn’t asking people to stop using lots of water, they are reminding people that the weather can be changeable and you never know when the next drought will hit.

Marcus added “We’re always talking to our customers about water usage and how they can save water, and they’ve responded in a fantastic way, promoting good habits and using water sensibly. We’d like to say thank you for that and in fact, homes in the Midlands are now some of the most water efficient in the UK. We’ve got tons of good advice on how to save water, from getting a water butt to collect water when it does rain, to knocking a minute off your shower time and even free water efficiency devices for your home. All this and more can be found at Getting into good habits now will help the next time the weather decides to send a drought.”