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Sussex reservoir levels ‘in healthy position’

The county's water levels are in a “healthy position” according to a water company.

Southern Water has announced that its reservoirs and aquifers are currently above average levels thanks to very wet weather throughout the summer.

The water company said that as long as an average amount of rain falls this autumn and winter then water resources should remain healthy going into the spring and summer of next year.

The news comes a month into the recharge season when water sources are refilled following the usually drier summer months.

Weir Wood reservoir near East Grinstead is currently at its 5,600 megalitre capacity while Powdermill near Sedlescombe is at 98% of its 1,060 megalitre capacity.

Bewl Water on the Kent and Sussex border is 80% full of its 31,000 megalitre capacity while Darwell near Robertsbridge is at just over half its 4,730 mega-litre capacity.

Meyrick Gough, Southern Water’s water quality and strategy manager, said: “Our reservoirs are in a much better position than this time last year and most of our underground sources are at normal levels.”

Anyone who spots a leak should call the firm’s 24-hour freephone leakline on 0800 820999.

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9:41am Sat 10 Nov 12

Tallywhacker says...

So no need to raise water bills then. Very in depth story, lots of rain means we have lots of water. Who woulda thought.
So no need to raise water bills then. Very in depth story, lots of rain means we have lots of water. Who woulda thought. Tallywhacker
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10:02am Sat 10 Nov 12

tekniko says...

"Southern Water has announced that its reservoirs and aquifers are currently above average levels thanks to very wet weather throughout the summer. " Oh, not thanks to everyone also doing there bit to save water then?
"Southern Water has announced that its reservoirs and aquifers are currently above average levels thanks to very wet weather throughout the summer. " Oh, not thanks to everyone also doing there bit to save water then? tekniko
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10:22am Sat 10 Nov 12

lordenglandofsussex says...

Bring down the water bills then!
Bring down the water bills then! lordenglandofsussex
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10:27am Sat 10 Nov 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

With two reservoirs at their capacity they should be extending them as they were clearly too small to cope last summer & Sothern Water are simply letting any excess outrageously go to waste. Remember next time they want a ban to ask how they have extended capacity since now as its clear they can store far more in the 'good times'
With two reservoirs at their capacity they should be extending them as they were clearly too small to cope last summer & Sothern Water are simply letting any excess outrageously go to waste. Remember next time they want a ban to ask how they have extended capacity since now as its clear they can store far more in the 'good times' ShorehamBeachcomber
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11:24am Sat 10 Nov 12

brightonian57 says...

Despite all Southern Waters best attempts at wasting water, through leaks and unrepaired fire hydrants etc, the reservoirs really should be full with the amount of rain we've had since the so call drought of 2012. What happens next year? With Southern Water in charge, who knows
Despite all Southern Waters best attempts at wasting water, through leaks and unrepaired fire hydrants etc, the reservoirs really should be full with the amount of rain we've had since the so call drought of 2012. What happens next year? With Southern Water in charge, who knows brightonian57
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3:34pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Nosfaratu says...

ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
With two reservoirs at their capacity they should be extending them as they were clearly too small to cope last summer & Sothern Water are simply letting any excess outrageously go to waste. Remember next time they want a ban to ask how they have extended capacity since now as its clear they can store far more in the 'good times'
So we have to have enourmous amounts of rainfall to fill our reserves.
Exactly how much rainfall do our Water Supply companies need to provide us with sufficient.
What plans do they have to increase the capacity of water storage.

What we need is a massive reservoir somwhere north of brighton. This could be used for sports and recreation as well.
Lets see is they can come up with a solution.
[quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: With two reservoirs at their capacity they should be extending them as they were clearly too small to cope last summer & Sothern Water are simply letting any excess outrageously go to waste. Remember next time they want a ban to ask how they have extended capacity since now as its clear they can store far more in the 'good times'[/p][/quote]So we have to have enourmous amounts of rainfall to fill our reserves. Exactly how much rainfall do our Water Supply companies need to provide us with sufficient. What plans do they have to increase the capacity of water storage. What we need is a massive reservoir somwhere north of brighton. This could be used for sports and recreation as well. Lets see is they can come up with a solution. Nosfaratu
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