“We do not agree with the idea that universal metering will solve drought issues. Whilst metering is a good way for our customers to only pay for the water they use, it’s more important for us to help our customers understand why it is important to use water wisely.
“Customers in our region are very water conscious, with the lowest consumption per head in the UK. Our year-round message remains the same – continue to use water wisely as part of your everyday life. You will also save money on your water and energy bills.”
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Severe gales and showers are expected to bring travel disruption across the region on the roads and railways.
Strong winds will ease through the morning. A mixture of sunny spells and showers will continue through the day.
Very strong winds will ease during the morning. A cold feeling day with sunny spells, but scattered showers will be wintry over hills.