Jersey Water asks us all to use water efficiently during unusually dry weather
Jersey Water has today launched a public awareness campaign to reduce the volumes of water being used for garden watering.
The demand for water in the Island is presently running at 20% above normal levels, which is due to garden watering activities.
Managing Director & Engineer, Howard Snowden, said:
“The rainfall levels for both April and May have been significantly below average and we are concerned that the continuing very dry conditions will impact on our limited water resources for the summer. Despite the showers over the last few days, there is still a large deficit to make up and we would need significantly more rain to have any impact on the reserves.
“We would therefore ask Islanders to use water in the garden carefully and not to waste water.
A small voluntary effort in reducing non-essential demand for water now will assist in managing water resources and reduce the risk of needing to apply formal restrictions later in the year”.
The prevailing dry conditions reinforce the need for initiatives as outlined by the Company in its long term Water Resource Management Plan. The universal metering programme has recently started in the parishes of St John and Trinity and the Company is going to be promoting the efficient use of water throughout the Island, by ongoing customer communications and information for the general public on how to use water efficiently and reduce waste.
For more information, contact the Customer Services Department