Families are being asked to have showers instead of baths as the levels of the tanks that supply Lancashire’s tap water are getting dangerously low.
United Utilities has launched an appeal calling on residents to do “whatever they can” to save or reuse water.
The advocacy comes as the Lake District has recorded the driest summer (June to September) in 130 years.
A spokesperson for United Utilities said: “Water levels in the reservoirs that feed your water have continued to drop this week. Help us by doing all you can to save or reuse water now.
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“Your tap water comes from Lake District reservoirs, such as Haweswater and Thirlmere. As of this week, they are only 36% full (almost 4% less than last week). about 70% in September.
“Although there have been wetter days in towns and villages in the northwest and even flooding in some areas, the months of June to September were the driest for more than 130 years in the Lake District. .
“To keep precious water in the reservoirs until they have a chance to recover and help protect local wildlife, save water and only use what you need. We can do it. do with very little impact on our regular routine and every drop is precious, so swap a bath for a four minute shower, use the washing machine once less a week, and reuse the water where you can. “
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