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"We're monitoring the situation carefully" - One of Devon's biggest reservoirs drops by nearly half

South West Water is confident of a good enough supply for the summer holidays. Credit: ITV West Country

The lack of rainfall across Devon has been clear this month if you pay a visit to Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor.

The water reserve has dropped to 56% capacity.

During last year's heatwave the levels dropped to lows of 43%.

South West Water says it's not yet a crisis but they are closely monitoring the capacity of the reservoir.

People are being asked to be conservative with how much water they use. Credit: ITV West Country

Burrator is the reservoir with the lowest levels in the region but the water company says that's because it's one of their main sources of water.

We tend to use this reservoir first before we use the other ones.

We don't have to pump the water from this site, it feeds by gravity, which means we use less pumping, less carbon and keeps our bills lower for customers as well.

– Rob Scarratt, South West Water

South West Water is still issuing advice for how people can preserve water in their daily lives.

They suggest people think twice before choosing to water their lawns and get out the shower a few minutes sooner.