25th August 2022
Sevent trent have no reports of a hosepipe planned for Coventry.
“We understand how valuable water is to you, and we never want you to run out. We presently have enough water in our reservoirs to service our region’s 8 million inhabitants, and thankfully, we haven’t had a hosepipe ban since the 1990s. However, an ever-increasing population, variations in weather, and how we obtain water all have an impact on our supply and demand balance. This implies that we must prepare ahead to ensure that water is available when you need it, both now and in the future.”
“Water is genuinely amazing, from that first cup of coffee in the morning to that soothing shower at the end of a long day, and we want it to be available for you whenever you need it. That is why we want to be the most water-efficient region in the UK, and we’d love for our consumers to help us get there. We’re working hard to assist our customers become more water efficient. We believe that if every one of our customers can make a few easy modifications in and around their house, it can make a tremendous difference in overall water conservation, positively impacting our region’s environment.”
10th August 2022
Southern Water has prohibited the use of hosepipes throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Thames Water has said that they would restrict the usage of hosepipes due to this week’s high temperatures and the expectation for more dry weather in the future.
Welsh Water has informed Pembrokeshire residents that they cannot use hosepipes after August 19th.
South East Water has prohibited the use of hoses and sprinklers throughout Kent.
Not yet for Coventry
Severn Trent, on the other side, asserts that Coventry is not yet prepared to implement a prohibition.
The reservoirs are not as full as we would want them to be at this time of year since the spring has been warm and dry.
It may take up to 12 hours to treat and pump water to our customers. When individuals use more water for activities such as watering gardens or filling kiddie pools. It might be difficult to provide clean, treated water to their homes fast enough. Resulting in low pressure.
Crews are working around the clock to maintain water flow by injecting an additional 300 million litres of water through tankers into the network.
The Environment Secretary and Environment Minister
This morning, the Environment Secretary and Environment Minister, Steve Double, met with the CEOs of water providers to discuss how to continue coping with the prolonged dry weather.
CEOs informed ministers of the measures their organisations are taking to safeguard public water supplies and mitigate the consequences of this extremely dry season.
Even while all of our water providers have assured us that vital supplies are still secure. It is their responsibility to maintain these supplies.
According to the Secretary of the Environment, water suppliers around the nation have taken the appropriate measures to mitigate the consequences of this extended period of dry weather. By using all available choices and according to predetermined drought strategies.
Based on its location, each firm has its own approach for coping with drought. We strongly encourage them to behave appropriately in order to safeguard public water sources. Eight water companies have fulfilled the requirements of their drought plans. Others have said that they are doing so.
Consumers have a significant role to play in ensuring that they use water sustainably. We also expect water companies to act swiftly to halt leaks and repair broken pipes, as well as take other activities in accordance with government regulations.