Reservoir levels still healthy in South Yorks

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Water levels in South Yorkshire reservoirs are still healthy despite the summer heatwave.

Yorkshire water said despite a two month dry spell reservoirs are almost 80 per cent full - 11 per cent higher than the same time last year.

Neil Dewis, Yorkshire Water’s Head of Operations, said: “We are currently in the middle of another great summer and we know that long spells of warm weather can cause people to worry about the threat of a hosepipe ban.

“We’re proud not to have had a hosepipe ban in the region since 1996 and don’t see that changing this year. Although reservoir levels may be higher than last year thanks to a little more rain we’re not complacent. We would still urge customers to use their water wisely and we’ll be going around the region explaining our water efficiency campaign in the coming weeks.

“Despite the hot weather we would also like to once again ask people across the region to stay out of our reservoirs. They may look inviting but the temperatures and currents within them can be deadly and we’d hate to have another tragedy on one of our sites this year.”

In June, a 38-year-old man died in Snailsden reservoir in South Yorkshire.