Water resources

Water resources

April 2021 update

March was a fairly dry month, with 44 mm rainfall which is 67% of the monthly average. This means that the rain received in the last six months (October to March) has been 110% of the long-term average.

Surface reservoirs remained full during the first half of March, however some reservoirs began to drop later in the month. At the end of March, storage was 99% of total capacity.

Most groundwater levels dropped throughout March, and at the end of the month levels were generally 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.