• A video report by ITV Meridian journalist John Ryall on how water companies across the region are urging people to use water wisely.

Recent hot weather and lockdown conditions have led to an unprecedented demand for water. In one part of the south supplies have even run out.

Some people living in Haslemere in Surrey say they haven't had water since Sunday and tankers have had to be brought in.

A combination of hot weather and people observing lockdown means water use has reached unprecedented levels as hoses are untangled to fill paddling pools and water plants.

We spoke to Ben Earl from Southern Water.

May saw the highest ever demand for water recorded in the Thames Valley during driest ever May.

Thames Water's key workers are appealing to everyone to make every drop count as demand for water across parts of the Thames Valley soared.


million litres of water was used every day this week in the Thames Valley.