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With temperatures set to hit the early 30s this week, we’re letting customers know that our water supply levels are healthy, and will remain so throughout the summer.

With days of prolonged sunshine predicted, it’s often tempting to get the sprinklers out and leave hosepipes running. We’re asking customers to think about how they use water in the garden during hot spells.

Leaving a hosepipe on for an hour can use as much water as an average family of four uses in one day. That’s up to 1000 litres of fresh drinking water per hour!

During the summer, established lawns don’t need to be watered as regularly as you may think. In fact, the odd light shower that we typically get during the summer months is more than sufficient to keep your gardens looking green and plentiful.

Watering plants either early in the morning or after the sun has set is also more effective during the summer months.

Alex Martin, Head of Water Resources said, “ Our water levels are healthy but some customers may experience a drop in water pressure in the early evening as people turn on sprinklers and take showers after work. Changing the way you use water can have a positive impact on the environment and on your pocket if you are on a water meter.

There are various ways you can use water more efficiently in your garden such as installing a water butt or using washing up water to water plants and tubs.”

So, enjoy the sunshine and look after your garden but take a few moments to think about how much water you may be using, that your plants and lawns don’t really need.

You can get tips and advice on how to use water in your garden during the summer by visiting our website www.cambridge-water.co.uk

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