Water warning after record-breaking use amid heatwave

Water warning after record-breaking use amid heatwave: An urgent warning has been issued by water companies after record-breaking water consumption amid the UK’s heatwave.

The unprecedented high demand levels could even leave some households without water, says Portsmouth Water – water usage during the last weekend was the highest in ten years the utility notes.

Portsmouth Water CEO, Bob Taylor said: “We are asking customers to restrict their use of water during the next few days of the heatwave in order to ensure that all customers receive reliable water supply.”

The company has issued a statement which said: “We’re still pumping a record breaking amount of water into our network, up to an extra 150 million litres of water a day.”

This increase in water use is because of the fact the majority of people are still staying at home because of the lockdown measures and the increase in ‘staycations’, it adds.

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