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Severn Trent asks that you use water wisely

Severn Trent asks that you use water wisely

As Telford sees temperatures hitting the 30s once again and after the UK saw the driest July since 1911, Severn Trent is asking people to use water wisely as demand increases to some of the highest peaks on record.

With no rain in the forecast, these extreme weather conditions could continue to increase demand.

Sophie Evans-Young, Water Efficiency Manager at Severn Trent said: “As the glorious summer sunshine continues, there’s naturally a greater demand for water so our teams are working around the clock to keep the network in good shape.

“Our region has experienced the driest July in a century and with no rainfall in the forecast, we’re asking people to be mindful of their water use, as small behavioural changes can add up to a big difference.”

“We’d like to thank all our customers for their continued support as the warm and dry weather continues into the summer.”

Severn Trent hasn’t had a temporary usage ban in 27 years, and instead is actively managing its Drought Action Plan, doing everything possible to meet demand in this hot weather, whilst caring for the environment.

Tips for a water efficient home include

🍺 Keep a jug of water in the fridge to enjoy nice cold water when you want it, rather than running the tap until it’s cold

🪣 Ask children to water the plants with leftover water from their paddling pool – a fun activity to keep them entertained whilst also saving money and water

🍽 Wait until the dishwasher or washing machine is full before using it

What are you doing to save water?

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