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Severn Trent Warning

Supply interruptions

2 Jun 2020 21:41

💧There’s a risk of water supply disruptions this evening and into tomorrow morning. 

We’d like to apologise to customers in and around the Gloucestershire area who’ve had a couple of nights of low pressure or no supply. We know just how frustrating that must be for everyone, and we’re doing everything we can to keep your water flowing but it’s being caused by the huge spike in demand we’re seeing at the moment, with hundreds of millions of litres more treated water being used than last week.

We’re working flat out to get more treated water into supply (and there are no issues with the raw water we store in our reservoirs) but, despite hitting record levels of production yesterday, customers are pretty much using the water as soon as we can make it.

That means we’re looking at using tankers to bring water directly into your area to help keep your taps on but it’d also be great if everyone could also do their bit by using a bit less water, so we’re asking everyone to ditch the sprinkler and to ditch the pressure washer, at least for the next week. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

From SDC…
“We have been informed that there could be possible water supply disruptions overnight and into tomorrow caused by low pressure in the system.  At the moment these issues have only been identified in the locations listed below which are in the south of the district.  We have been asked to identify possible locations for bottled water drop off points which will be unstaffed these have been agreed as:-

  • Stinchcombe Village Hall
  • North Nibley Village Hall
  • Uley Sports Pavilion
  • Castle Street Car Park, Dursley
  • Coaley Village Hall

Vulnerable customers as identified by Severn Trent will have bottled water delivered to them directly.

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