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No water restrictions in the South West this summer

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The water company supplying Devon and Cornwall says it does not envisage water restrictions in the region this summer.

South West Water says total net reservoir storage is 82.7%, which is normal for the time of year.

Resources Strategist Glenis Pewsey said: "Surface water sources, such as reservoirs and river intakes, provide approximately 90% of the South West Water region's water supply. It is part of our strategy to use local reservoirs first - like Burrator -to keep down our pumping costs because they are closest to centres of population.

"But all our major towns and cities are also supported by three large strategic reservoirs: Colliford, Roadford and Wimbleball, which between them hold over 84,000 Mega litres of water. These huge reservoirs are all over 80% full, and we do not envisage any water restrictions in the region this summer."

Find out more about how SWW has reduced leakage and invested in an interconnected water supply network here: www.southwestwater.co.uk/reservoirs

Notes to editors

  • South West Water also supplies small parts of Somerset and Dorset
  • You can check our reservoir levels on our website which is updated weekly at www.southwestwater.co.uk/reservoirlevels
  • 82.7% is the latest figure for total net storage for the week ending 5 July 2015.

Published: 9 July 2015

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South West Water
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