East Surrey rainfall dips below average for first time in six months (From Redhill And Reigate Life)
East Surrey rainfall dips below average for first time in six months
Rainfall across East Surrey last month dipped to below the expected long-term average for the first time in six months.
Sutton and East Surrey Water recorded a total of 44mm or 1.7in of rain during February – while the average expected is 55mm or 2.1in.
However, the company said water levels in the underground aquifers from which it extracts 85% of its supplies remain well above normal, and its main surface reservoir at Bough Beech, near Edenbridge in Kent, is 100% full. Mike Hegarty, Sutton and East Surrey Water’s operations director, said: “Our resource situation is healthy as we progress through the crucial winter recharge period.“ He added: “This is in complete contrast to the same period in the previous two years when lack of rainfall led to a drought being declared in February last year.”
The company is asking customers to call 01737 772000 if they believe they have discovered a leak.