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Gloucestershire is being asked to use less water.

Severn Trent Water say their reservoirs are ten percent lower than they should be at this time of year and we all need to do our bit to cut down on how much water we use.

They have released the ollowing statement:

Although we had some rain last weekend, and the Met Office is promising rain for some parts of the Severn Trent region over the weekend, it will take more than a few showers to ensure reservoirs levels throughout the summer, says the water company.

Reservoir levels across the Severn Trent’s region are currently around 10 per cent lower than they would normally be at this time of year which in some cases puts them slightly under target. With the warm, dry weather forecast to continue, Severn Trent Water is sounding a note of caution and appealing to customers to help do their part by conserving water supplies and using the resource wisely.

The weather throughout March and April has been exceptionally dry, and we are doing everything we can to actively manage the balance between our reservoir, river and groundwater supplies.  More rain isn’t a popular idea but it is what we need, preferably spread over several days and weeks, so the reservoirs across the region can top up.

Martin Kane, customer relations director, Severn Trent Water, told Heart: "The more steps we can all take now – both as a company and as individuals – the better placed our water supplies will be if dry, hot weather continues.   Things you can do to help the situation include choosing showers rather than baths, fixing dripping taps, using the dishwasher only when full, and resisting the temptation to use a hosepipe or sprinkler on the garden or for washing the car."

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