Yorkshire Water thanks customers for their efforts amid…

Yorkshire Water thanks customers for their efforts amid drought

Yorkshire Water has thanked customers for being mindful after demand dropped over the recent spell of hot weather.

The July heatwave saw water usage surge to 1.5 billion litres a day, but last weekend’s peak was around 100 million litres lower than that.

Yorkshire Water is pleased that customers responded to the company’s ask to save water.

It also recently announced that it would introduce a hosepipe ban on 26 August, and is drawing on resources to boost the number of leaks it can find and fix.

It currently has more than 500 people tackling leaky pipes, in a bid to save as much water as possible.

Martyn Hattersley, Head of Demand Management, said: “This week the Environment Agency announced that Yorkshire is officially in a drought, and with parts of the region seeing the lowest rainfall since records began, our reservoirs are low, at below 50 per cent full.

“Our customers understand the challenge we’re currently facing and whilst we’re increasing efforts to save as much water as possible, our customers are doing their bit at home too.

“A sincere thank you to our customers for using water wisely. By reducing the amount of water used, we can help to keep as much water in reservoirs as possible and protect the environment. “