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News Centre > Wednesday 20 July 2022

Guernsey Water offers advice due to ongoing dry weather

Water saving

Guernsey Water has confirmed its water reserves are currently at 83% full, which is below the 10 year average for this time of year. We do always ask Islanders to be conscious of their water use, particularly during hot periods of weather and where the forecast is for a further spell of dry weather.

Through this dry spell, outdoor water use can be reduced, or made more effective, by following the below tips:
- Re-use any water used for water play (paddling pools etc.) on your garden.
- Water only in the evening or early morning, this will reduce evaporation, making your efforts and water go further.
- Use a watering can instead of a hose and avoid using sprinklers if possible.

Guernsey Water move stored water between their 14 storage reservoirs via a raw water network, which is why some reserves can appear lower or higher than others. Their raw water network allows them to distribute stored water to where it is needed and to make space in those storage facilities which can collect more water when rain does come.

Steve Langlois, Guernsey Water's Managing Director said "We monitor water resources closely. This allows us to act appropriately in line with our reserves, carrying out internal changes to reduce impact on customers and providing us with a guide to when any wider measures may be required."

Guernsey Water advised that they aren't considering a hosepipe ban at the moment, but would like to remind Islanders to always use water wisely.

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