Water resources

Water resources

November 2020 update

October was a wet month for the region with 148% (172 mm) of the monthly average rainfall, making it the wettest October since 2004. This means that the rain received in the last six months (May to October) has been 110% of the long-term average.

Surface reservoir storage recovered well in response to the rainfall, and at the end of the month storage was 92% of total capacity.

River flows are monitored on a daily basis to ensure stream supports are switched on as the appropriate flow triggers are reached. Stream supports are helping to improve river flows in the following locations:

  • Chitterne (2.5 Ml/d into Chitterne Brook, nr Warminster)
  • Watergates (6.5 Ml/d into Tadoll Brook, Dorset

Groundwater levels across the region increased in October, and whilst the majority are broadly average for the time of year, some are now above average.

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.

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