As someone in a drought area I received this a few hours ago.
Hosepipe Ban remains in place across Cornwall
you for everything you’ve been doing to help reduce demand since last summer to
help Stop the Drop. Your help allowed us to get Colliford reservoir to
30% by the end of 2022.
Since then, the South West
has continued to receive lower than normal levels of rainfall, and we remain in
drought following some of the driest conditions in nearly 90 years.
It is, of course, completely incorrect on all levels. Apart from the fact I've recorded more rain in the last 6 months, than I have in the past recorded in over 12 months, the MetO anomaly charts show a wet November, normal rainfall over the 3 winter months, and a very wet March. I was so irritated at being asked to save water I went 3 miles up the road to take this photo (it's similar at Stithians now)
Water gushing over the central overflow, as it has since mid January, they still felt under an obligation to pay me to save water.
In fact this is quite interesting, not quite up to date but. .
There are others.
Roadford always takes a while to fill, but not normally Colliford. All the others are basically full. In fact Wimbleball, which is larger than Colliford is full.
Why can't they be honest & accept it's a Colliford problem, and have drought orders for just SE Cornwall which is reliant on it?
Still, SW Water have reduced the number of sewage incidents by dramatically reducing the number of monitoring stations over the winter, so some good news.