Residents urged to use water wisely
Scottish Water is urging Wishaw residents to use water wisely to help supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.
In some areas there has been a 30 per cent increase in demand for water during the summer so far and an additional 140 million litres are currently being produced and pushed through the system every day to meet current customer usage.
Advice includes taking shorter showers, using a watering can rather than a hose to water plants and using a bucket rather than a hose to wash vehicles.
Scottish Water’s chief operating officer Peter Farrar said: “Water usage levels during the current hot summer weather, particularly during peak times such as morning and early evening, mean we are working around the clock to get water around the system quickly enough.
“By encouraging simple but important changes to how people use water over the coming days and weeks of dry, warm weather, this will make a big difference to the flow of water around the network and protect supplies.”