United Utilities urges customers to save water as reservoirs dwindle

United Utilities urges customers to conserve water as reservoirs in the area are ‘too low’.

The recent dry periods and warmer weather during the summer, along with more frequent stays of people due to Covid-19, mean that some reservoirs in the northwest are only 40 percent full, and United Utilities expects them to be at least 70 percent. full cents at this time of year.

A similar warning was issued last year when hot weather and Covid-19 quarantines made the reservoir levels shipped too low.

The Wayoh, Yarrow and Rivington reservoirs dropped to such low levels last year that many beaches appeared.

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United Utilities has now written a letter urging residents to take steps to conserve water so that no further action is required.

In an email to residents, “We wanted to keep you informed this week and let you know that the reservoirs and water supplies that feed your area are much lower than we would like to be at this time of year. That’s why we need your support to continue doing everything you can to conserve water.” there is.

“You get your tap water from reservoirs in the Lake District, such as Haweswater and Thirlmere, which are currently very low, 40 percent full instead of the 70 percent we expected in September.

“The recent drought and warmer weather throughout the summer mean a massive increase in the amount of water used, as many of us choose to stay at home for the holidays, work from home or take more local holidays. Supplying 59 million more liters of water every day to meet demand. The effect of this has lowered levels in some of our key reservoirs in the region.

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“Even though there have been more rainy days lately, the rain we had didn’t make enough of a difference as the water was still used up much faster than the reservoirs could fill.

“That’s why we want you to do your best to reduce the amount you use and save as much water as possible. A simple way to make a big impact is to turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. It will save about 24 liters a day, which is enough for 96 cups of tea.”

United Utilities says there are many different ways to save water; just washing a full load in your washing machine or dishwasher, including taking a four-minute shower instead of a bath. Turning off the faucet while brushing teeth, installing a water barrel to collect rainwater to water your garden, and watering your garden early in the morning or in the evening when the weather is cool.

More tips can be found here: https://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/save-water/

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