Britain is currently experiencing a heatwave at levels not seen since 1995. Although wetter weather is expected, extra pressure has been put on water suppliers to keep up with customer demand.
Affinity Water supplies 3.6 million homes in and around London and they have reported an increase in demand of up to 50%. They are asking customers “to continue to keep using water wisely”. At certain points in the last few days many residents in their region have experienced a drop in water pressure as the network struggles to cope.
Hosepipe bans and water restrictions are still not being discussed publicly by water companies, though further dry spells may change this.
The Met Office have issued a Level 3 Heatwave Action Warning. This is known as an amber warning and is just one less than the Level 4 red warning. More information and safety advice about heatwaves can be found on the Met Office website.
Keep an eye on our Hosepipe Ban: Current Situation page for regular updates.