Res­i­dents urged to use wa­ter wisely

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Ross Thom­son

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.”

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