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Water supply problems at Affinity Water

Grassclippings - Affinity WaterWith the current hot weather, Affinity Water has experienced a large increase in demand for water from its 3.5 million customers of up to 27% at peak times in some areas.

This has resulted in some of their customers experiencing lower water pressures than normal at certain times during the day.

The other day whilst driving to his office, our Managing Editor passed a local Affinity Water mobile vehicle unit broadcasting a message via a loud hailer requesting home owners to conserve water. Millions of home owners are being asked to conserve water after the wettest year on record and we are surrounded by water too.

In the same area, a large water tanker stops on regular days in the same local village to fill up what must be a 20 tonne tanker with water from a stand pipe fitted to a pavement hydrant point and then takes it somewhere.  The question here is, is their activity legal or illegal?  Hydrant Licensing

 Affinity water have increased the production and storage of water to meet this extra demand, in accordance with their plans for warm weather. They are closely monitoring their network to respond to anticipated demand and changes in it by supplying customers through alternative areas of our network and improving localised pressure.

Whilst their water resources are fine, they would ask their customers to continue to use water wisely and further information on saving water, saving energy and saving money can be found on their website at: www.affinitywater.co.uk/savewater
What also caught my eye on their website was the  Water Quality reports Interesting that the level of metals found in the water samples far outweighs any Pesticide residues.

Check out the Metcheck weather in your area for this weekend.

 

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