Water resources

Water resources

Current status of water resources, monitoring ground water, streams, rainfall and river flows

January 2022 update

Following the dry weather in November, rainfall was closer to what would be expected in December, with 83 mm across the region. This is 79% of the monthly average. The rain received in the last six months (July to December) has been 87% of the long-term average.

Our surface reservoirs remain healthy, and storage was 93% of total capacity at the end of December. This is slightly lower than storage this time last year but similar to the long-term average.

Groundwater levels at most monitoring sites increased throughout December, however some continued to recess due to a delayed response to the dry weather in November. At the end of the month most were 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 (as of 20/01/22):

  • 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.