Severn Trent urges people in Newark and Sherwood to save water
Water company Severn Trent has urged people to watch their water use, after recording its highest ever demand for treated water.
The company says, on average, people are using 20% more water than normal, compared with a normal May, and some areas are using as much as 40% more.
That means some areas are seeing poor pressure and even loss of supply in evenings as the pipes can’t carry water fast enough to meet the unprecedented demand.
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