Water resources

Water resources

February 2021 update

The wet weather in December continued into January, with 119% (109 mm) of the monthly average rainfall. This means that the rain received in the last six months (August to January) has been 117% of the long-term average.

Surface reservoir storage remained at 100% of total capacity throughout January, and the majority of groundwater monitoring sites were above average for the time of year.

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:

  • Watergates (6.5 Ml/d into Tadnoll Brook, Dorset)

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.