Reservoirs are 90 per cent full, says water company

08:36 28 July 2014

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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.”

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