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As the school holidays approach and the spell of hot weather continues, South StaffsWater is reminding customers to take care with their use of water.
The water company says despite the unseasonably cold and wet spring this year, which helped boost waterreserves, the summer always brings increased demand on supplies.
So to keep reservoirs at Blithfield and Chelmarsh at healthy levels, South Staff Water is asking customers to use water wisely by:
- make sure you have plenty of cold water available for cooling drinks by keeping a bottle in the fridge, rather than running the tap and waiting for the water to go cold enough
- turnoff the tap while cleaning teeth saves about3.5 litres each time
- take showers rather than hot bath saves about 45 litres each time
- use water saving gadgets such as cistern inserts and ShowerSave devices
A water company is blaming low pressure in some properties in Gloucestershire on gardeners using their sprinklers throughout the night. Severn Trent Water says there are no plans for a hosepipe ban. But it's urging people not to water their gardens over night.
Severn Trent Water says that there isn't an immediate threat of a drought, but has warned customers to use their water carefully. They say an extra 350 milllion litres was used at the weekend, and that to preserve water, people should stop using sprinklers.