A request from South East Water: Due to temperatures soaring across our region in recent days and the prolonged dry weather we’ve experienced for the last six weeks we’re having to pump much more drinking water to customer taps than normal.
This, coupled with not seeing any significant rainfall since the end of April has put considerable pressure on our ability treat, pump and supply water to our all customers.
Demand has been rising over the last few weeks, but over the weekend we treated and pumped enough water to supply an additional four towns the size of Maidstone or Eastbourne.
This has impacted on the amount of treated water we have in our drinking water storage tanks across the regions.
We’re asking for our customers to commit to only using water that’s needed for essentials – things like drinking, cooking and hygiene. If we can all do that for the next few days, we will be able to refill the network much faster.