No Hosepipe Ban for Kent This Summer

25 June 2010, 00:00

As we enjoy temperatures reaching up to 27 degrees celsius in Kent this week, Heart has been told the chances are there won't be a hosepipe ban this summer.

The people who supply Kent's water say reservoirs in the county contain more water than last year and ground water levels are also high enough to avoid restrictions being brought in.

Latest figures show Bewl reservoir is 86 percent full at the moment.

The level, along with measurements of ground water, are checked every day by Southern Water - you can find out what the reservoir levels are at the moment by clicking on the link above.

Aerial picture of Bewl Reservoir in KentEven if the hot weather we've been having continues for the rest of the summer, Heart's been told that restrictions probably won't be needed because we had such a wet winter.

Since October 696mm of rain has fallen in the south east, compared to the average 573mm

However, we're still being told to be sensible and not to waste water.

Click here to listen to Water Planning and Strategy Manager for Southern Water, Meyrick Gough, speaking to Heart.