Anglian reports 30-year groundwater low
Anglian Water has reported groundwater levels in some parts of the East of England at the “lowest in almost 30 years.”
The company said it was urging customers to think carefully about their water usage although no usage restrictions were planned for this year. Norfolk, it said, saw only 50% of the average rainfall expected in July, compared to 136% in the west of the region.
Head of Water Resources for Anglian, Hannah Stanley-Jones said: “What we’re seeing this year is an east/west split of rainfall in our region, and ultimately this has a knock-on effect for our groundwater supplies.” She added: “Combined with the fact that aquifers take much longer to refill, this has left our groundwater sources lower than we’ve seen since 1991.”