Water resources

Water resources

March 2020 update

February was an exceptionally wet month for the region, which saw 228% (151 mm) of the monthly average rainfall. This was the wettest month since February 2014, when 156 mm rainfall fell across the region. The rain received in the last six months (September to February) has been 137% of the long-term average, at 756 mm.

Surface reservoir storage remained at 100% of total capacity throughout February (please see the table below for our latest resource position).

River flows are monitored on a daily basis to ensure stream supports are switched on as the appropriate flow triggers are reached. The continued rainfall in February meant that all river flows remained well above average throughout the month.

Stream supports, which help improve river flows, are in operation in the following locations (as at 06/03/2020):

  • Watergates (6.5 Ml/d into Tadnoll Brook, Dorset)

Groundwater levels remained high throughout February, and at the end of the month all were well above average for the time of year.

We are committed to helping customers to reduce their water use. We offer free water efficiency devices to our customers and also provide useful tips on how to reduce water use both in in the home and garden. Using water wisely can reduce customers' utility bills and help their local environment.

Weekly update- 06/03/2020

Rainfall

Reservoirs

Groundwater

Supporting river flows 

Water saving initiatives 

122% of average – for the last 12 months
228% of average – for last month 

100% full

Above average

6.5 million litres per day

3.4 million litres since 2015

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