Reservoirs are 90 per cent full, says water company

PUBLISHED: 08:36 28 July 2014

Archant

East Devon householders are set for an 18th consecutive summer without water restrictions, despite the hot weather.

But water bosses say this shouldn’t be an excuse to waste a valuable resource.

South West Water says that total storage in the region’s 21 reservoirs now stands at 90 per cent, compared to 83 per cent this time last year.

Ground water sources supplying most of East Devon are also high.

Drinking water quality remains good after the Drinking Water Inspectorate reported a compliance rate of 99.98 per cent to its tough quality standards during 2013.

Operations director Dr Stephen Bird said: “The summer months are very important to the South West’s tourist economy and we’re pleased to play our part ensuring the holidays run smoothly for everyone.

“The demand for water rises by up to a third during the busiest summer weeks. “We should all remember the value of water and conserving it when we can. Reducing water use helps the region, but it also helps you cut your water bill if you’re on a meter.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 12:30

The Rotary Club of Exmouth and District treated 78 elderly local residents to a special river cruise and cream tea to celebrate St George’s Day.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

Staff from Corner House Veterinary Surgery will be among scores of women and girls taking part in this year’s Hospiscare Twilight Walk, setting off from Exmouth in July.

Read more
Yesterday, 04:30

A seaweed harvester from Sidmouth is feeling ‘quietly confident’ after being shortlisted to receive £100,000 worth of support from an organisation set up to help new food and drink businesses.

Read more
Fri, 16:33

Lewis Jefferies hopes to one day promote conservation and sustainability.

Read more
Fri, 15:51

The owner of two puppies taken from an Exmouth home is offering a cash reward for their safe return.

Read more
Fri, 14:40

RNLI lifeguards will return to East Devon’s beaches from Saturday (April 29) as patrols for the 2017 summer season get underway.

Read more
Fri, 14:24

A sinkhole caused by a water pipe fault beneath Exmouth beach is to be repaired ‘as a matter of urgency.’

Read more
Fri, 12:30

An Exmouth father was found dead at home having taken heroin, an inquest has heard.

Read more
Fri, 10:13

The Countess of Wessex will be in attendance at this year’s Devon County Show.

Read more
Fri, 10:00

Cash and a chain of office have been stolen during a double burglary in Budleigh Salterton.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications