With the Met Office predicting a heatwave over the next few days, Severn Trent Water is taking the opportunity to remind customers that drinking lots of water and keeping hydrated is really important.
Elinor Cordiner, water quality manager for the company explains: “We’re really proud of the quality of the drinking water we provide to our eight million customers every day. Everyone is talking about the coming heatwave, so we thought that we’d remind everyone that staying hydrated is very important, especially for the young and the elderly and so we’re encouraging our customers to drink plenty of water.”
Recent reports show health experts also back this advice. They say that children are drinking too many sugary fizzy drinks and that this source of empty calories can lead to obesity and dental problems.
Their advice is that parents should be encouraged to give their children water to drink and Severn Trent Water wholeheartedly agree.
Elinor added: “As our customers in the Severn Trent Water region have the lowest average water bills in the country, you can get 30 glasses of water for less than a penny. So tap water is not only better for you, but way cheaper than fizzy pop.”
The company is also reassuring customers that there are no concerns about water resources. Elinor explains: “It may have been warm over the last few months, but it’s also been raining and this has kept our water resources in good supply. The Severn Trent region is supplied with a mixture of reservoir, groundwater and river water sources, all of which are in a healthy state with our reservoirs currently nearly 90 per cent full on average.
“So we’re confident that we’re in a good position to provide our customers with a continuous supply of water throughout the summer and the rest of the year.”
But Severn Trent isn’t resting on its laurels - although the company is encouraging people to drink lots of water, they are also reminding people that the weather can be changeable and you never know when the next drought will hit, so use water wisely.