Peo­ple are urged to save wa­ter

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

A WA­TER com­pany says cus­tomers must con­tinue to save wa­ter de­spite the wet win­ter. Al­though reser­voirs have been re­plen­ished by win­ter rain­fall, bore­hole lev­els have not re­cov­ered from last year’s drought, prompt­ing South­ern Wa­ter’s call this week to save wa­ter. With warm weather pre­dicted and two May Bank hol­i­days loom­ing, the com­pany, which serves cus­tomers in and around Ash­ford, Maid­stone and Can­ter­bury, is dou­bly con­cerned that peo­ple work to save wa­ter. Re­source man­ager Lee Dance said: “Our wa­ter re­sources are in a bet­ter po­si­tion com­pared to this time last year, but be­cause lev­els dropped to a record low last sum­mer some bore­hole lev­els are still well be­low av­er­age. “We hope peo­ple re­mem­ber that wa­ter is a pre­cious re­source which comes di­rectly from the en­vi­ron­ment, so us­ing wa­ter wisely should be­come a per­ma­nent year-round habit, not just dur­ing se­ri­ous droughts.”

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