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No hosepipe ban for Ashbourne

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: July 04, 2014

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ASHBOURNE’S water provider says there is no chance of a hosepipe ban on the cards for the area, despite reports to the contrary.

Severn Trent Water says that while it has been one of the warmest Junes on record, their operations are “business as usual” and their water resources are in a good position.

July’s temperatures are set to be warmer than average for the seventh month in a row but Marcus O’Kane, water resources strategy manager says there is no sign of a hosepipe ban yet.

He said: “It may have been warm over the last few months, but it’s also been raining and this has kept our water resources in good supply.

“The Severn Trent region is supplied with a mixture of reservoir, groundwater and river water sources, all of which are in a healthy state with our reservoirs currently over 90 per cent full on average.

“So we’re confident that we’re in a good position to provide our customers with a continuous supply of water throughout the summer and the rest of the year.

“We’re always talking to our customers about water usage and how they can save water, and they’ve responded in a fantastic way, promoting good habits and using water sensibly.

“We’d like to say thank you for that and in fact, homes in the Midlands are now some of the most water efficient in the UK.

“We’ve got tons of good advice on how to save water, from getting a water butt to collect water when it does rain, to knocking a minute off your shower time and even free water efficiency devices for your home.

“All this and more can be found at stwater.co.uk/savewater. Getting into good habits now will help the next time the weather decides to send a drought.”

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