The UK as a whole, over the past few weeks has endured record breaking weather, with a period of over 5 weeks with no rain and scorching sunshine.
This week, Welsh Water have published pictures showing the state of the reservoirs around Wales, which are responsible for supplying water to the millions of properties across the country.
With the current supply demand being over 1 billion litres of water per day, Welsh Water are having to take extra measures to ensure this demand is met.
The not-for-profit organisation is having to use tankers to pump extra water into the system to meet extra supply demand, over 1,000 million litres of water has already been pumped into the system to ensure water stays flowing for it’s customers.
Welsh Water have tweeted with tips on how to save and use water efficiently.
We put a lot of work, energy and love into getting every drop of water to you, especially during hot summer days ☀️
By using all the water you need, but being careful not to waste it, you can help your pocket and our environment. pic.twitter.com/XEp05g9VCW
— Welsh Water (@DwrCymru) June 28, 2018
In a statement, Managing Director of Welsh Water, Peter Perry said:
“While we have seen some welcome rain in some areas in the last week, this has only had a limited effect.
“We need some sustained rainfall for all of our reservoirs to return to their normal levels.
“We have been working continuously to find and repair leaks across our network, as well as pumping more than 200 million more litres of water into the network every day to ensure customers’ supplies.
“But we need customers to help us while the weather remains dry – not only by letting us know if they spot a leak themselves, but by only using water they need while it’s hot, not wasting it.
“Customers can get advice on how to use water efficiently around the home and garden from our website.”
There are 91 reservoirs which Welsh Water is responsible for across the areas it serves, holding around 312 billion litres of water at one time.
Although some rain is due in the region this week, bosses warn that a sustained rainfall will be needed to ensure reservoirs return to normal levels.
If you spot a leak or have any issues relating to your water supply. Call Welsh Water on 0800 281 432,