Heatwave: Severn Trent shares advice on preserving water

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A heatwave was forecasted by the MET office on Monday ( 8 August) for much of the UK, especially England and Wales.

Severn Trent has issued advice for residents in Birmingham after a heatwave was forecasted for this week.

A heatwave was forecasted by the MET office on Monday ( 8 August) for much of the UK, especially England and Wales. After record-breaking temperatures in July, people need to embrace for another hot week. However, the temperature is not expected to break the previous record.

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Heat will rise through the week and is likely to peak on Friday and Saturday due to high pressure, with temperatures likely to rise into the low-to-mid 30s Celsius for central and southern areas of the UK.

“Away from the highest temperatures expected in central and southern areas, much of England and Wales, as well as the southeast of Scotland, could still see temperatures widely into the high 20s Celsius, with a chance of a few spots seeing temperatures into the low 30s. Scotland and Northern Ireland will also see temperatures into the high 20s and could reach official heatwave criteria by Friday,” the MET office said.

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A Severn Trent spokesperson told BirminghamWorld: “Our region has seen a dry start to the year, only seeing 67% of the rainfall usually expected between April - June 2022. However, there hasn’t been a hosepipe ban in our region for more than 27 years (since 1995), and as we do every year, we continue to monitor reservoir levels and demand for water closely. We’d like to thank all of our customers for their support in being mindful about non-essential water use as the warm and dry weather continues into the summer.”

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They shared some tips to help reduce non-essential water use:

1. Keep hydrated

2.  Have a shower rather than a bath

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3. Use a bucket and sponge rather than a hose to clean your car 

4. Look for leaking loos and get them fixed 

5. Turn off taps when not in use 

6. When it’s time to empty the paddling pool use the water to water your plants  

7. Water plants in the evening with a watering can – it’ll be more effective as less water will evaporate

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