Using water responsibly

In April 2017 the Wessex region had the lowest recorded rainfall since 2010. Rainfall in June and and the first part of July was well below average with the result that water levels in the chalk aquifer, on which Cholderton is totally reliant as a source for drinking water have continued to recede. A further prolonged dry spell in the later summer months when rainfall is normally less than it is in the winter months will undoubtedly put pressure on supplies.

All business and domestic consumers are urged to make a conscious effort not to use water unnecessarily or wastefully. If everyone plays their part there should be no need to put in place a restriction on water use even if the reduction rainfall continues through the summer. By making a genuine effort now to use water responsibly you will, most likely, avoid considerable inconvenience at a later date.

Click here for tips about saving water in the home.

Click here for tips about saving water in the garden.

The latest water situation reports from the Environment Agency is can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/water-situation-reports-for-england.