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sun heat skyWessex Water say that water supplies are normal for the time of year, despite the current hot and dry spell of weather.

A spokesperson for the water company, which supplies water to homes in Gillingham and Shaftesbury, said that its reservoir and groundwater levels were around ‘what we would expect for the time of year’.

The spokesperson added: ‘There are no supply problems in the Wessex Water region but we always encourage our customers to use water responsibly for the benefit of everyone and the environment.’

The response from Wessex Water comes as temperatures are expected to reach 30C at the weekend during a prolonged dry spell, and with no rain forecast in the coming days.

In neighbouring Devon and Somerset residents have been told to cut down their shower time in order to leave enough water for tourists.

The water company there, South West Water, says it wants people to try to save five litres of water a day in order to maintain its reservoir levels.


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