drought worries in Burnham-On-Sea area', says water firm
firm that provides water supplies to the Burnham-On-Sea area has
this week reassured customers that it has no plans to restrict
supplies despite one of the driest winters on record.
the West country, reservoir levels and rainfall are down by up
to a fifth on average.
records began almost 130 years ago, only the winters of 1892 and
1920 have seen less rainfall than this winter.
Bristol Water says Cheddar Reservoir, which supplies Burnham-On-Sea,
is 96 per cent full due to improved water management measures.
firm's spokesman Jeremy Williams said: "There are no drought
or hose pipe bans predicted. We haven't got the same problems
that other areas of the country have but we encourage people to
be sensible with their water use."
recent days, national press reports have said the lack of rain
over the past winter had caused the underground water table to
drop significantly in some areas to below the levels recorded
before the 1976 drought.