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East Surrey's water resources continue to recover
9:42pm Monday 4th February 2013 in Local News
East Surrey's water resources are continuing to recover from the drought of 12 months ago thanks to a wetter than normal start to the year.
Water chiefs at Sutton and East Surrey Water this week said January's rainfall was slightly above average.
The company recorded a total of 76mm or 3in of rainfall at its Redhill headquarters. The long-term average expected for the month is 75mm or 2.96in.
Sutton and East Surrey Water’s main surface reservoir at Bough Beech, near Edenbridge in Kent, is currently 100% full, while the company’s underground resources from which it draws 85% of its supplies are well above average for the time of year.
Sutton and East Surrey Water’s operations director, Mike Hegarty, said: “Our resource situation is healthy as we progress through the crucial winter recharge period.“ He said: “This is in complete contrast to the same period in the previous two years, when lack of rainfall led to a drought being declared last February.”
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Sutton and East Surrey Water supplies water to more than 655,000 people in East Surrey, and parts of West Sussex, west Kent and south London. Website: www.waterplc.com