MAY showers have followed the driest April on record but there are no plans to introduce water restrictions in Calderdale.
The district’s reservoirs are 79 per cent full – normal for this time of year despite several weeks without rain.
Yorkshire Water said the area was fortunate in having a unique grid system which allows supplies to be moved around to where needed.
“In Yorkshire, we don’t just rely on reservoir stocks, we take water from a number of sources including groundwater and rivers – unlike some other parts of the UK,” said spokeswoman Aimee Laycock.
“We also balance resources carefully using a unique grid system which enables us to move water around.”
Investment in the Yorkshire Supply Grid followed droughts in the mid-1990s.
A network of underground pipes gives flexibility to help areas experiencing low rainfall - but it is only effective if the network has water to move around.
Yorkshire Water said customers should always try to conserve water. Help is available through www.yorkshirewater.com/savewater.
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