If demand does not reduce further and there is no significant change in the weather we are more likely to need enforced restrictions says United Utilities in a statement.
The water provider for the North West said that:
“The reducing reservoir levels are not surprising given the ongoing lack of rainfall and exceptionally high demand. We have seen the level of water consumption reduce slightly over recent days and we are very grateful to those customers who have listened to the advice about using water wisely.
“Behind the scenes we’re working exceptionally hard to avoid the need for restrictions and we are managing resources carefully, using our integrated pipe network to move water around the region, to reduce demand on those reservoir sources which are lower.
“We are still encouraging our customers to voluntarily use water efficiently, by avoiding the use of water hungry devices, particularly outside in the garden. However, if demand does not reduce further and there is no significant change in the weather we are more likely to need enforced restrictions.”