SEVERN Trent say there will be no hosepipe ban this year despite near record-breaking temperatures.
Demand for water yesterday reached more than 2billion litres as people across the midlands upped their usage as temperatures soared well over 30 celsius.
James Jesic, managing director of production at Severn Trent, said: “We coped with weeks of high demand last year without having to put a hosepipe ban in place and we’ve made sure there won’t be one this year by improving our network and bringing on new sources of water.
“On top of that, our customers are some of the most water efficient in the country – using 25 per cent less water than some other areas – which means we got a real leg up when we started to recover after last year’s winter.
“But we’d always ask our customers to consider the best way to use water, especially when you consider that usage in countries like Germany is even lower – they use 10 litres a day less than us which is a target we can all aim for.”
Bosses also say reservoir levels are holding up well, and are currently around 87 per cent full, compared to 71 per cent at this time last year.