Rainfall has topped up reservoirs to 96pc full

Warley reservoir. Recent rainfall has boosted water levels in the region by an average of 18.8 per cent
Warley reservoir. Recent rainfall has boosted water levels in the region by an average of 18.8 per cent
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RECENT heavy rainfall has massively boosted the region’s reservoirs.

Water levels have risen an average of 18.8 per cent since the end of November. They are currently 96.6 per cent full - an increase of 27,564 litres since November when they were at just 77.8 per cent.

The extra water could fill 11,025 Olympic swimming pools.

Simon Womersley, water resources modeller at Yorkshire Water, said: “Without a doubt the high levels of rainfall we’ve received in most areas over the last month have played a huge part in helping to fill reservoirs and ensure levels are very healthy for this time of year.

“As ever, customers continue to play a huge part in saving water, and we’re reiterating our year round message to them to keep up the good work and continue to use water wisely in order to ensure the region remains in the best possible position.”

Free water saving devices and advice are available from www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater