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High demand for water during heatwave in Slough

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The hot weather means we’re seeing a huge increase in demand for water across our entire area.

We’re currently supplying customers with an additional 450 million litres every day – this is 17% more than normal.

We are sorry to those customers who have experienced low pressure in SL postcodes over the weekend and into this morning. We’re working hard to increase the pressure in this area, wherever possible.

The hot weather means we’re seeing a huge increase in demand for water across our entire area. As a result of the amount of water being used, some areas are experiencing low water pressure – particularly at peak times. This is because water cannot travel around the network quickly enough.

Over the last few days, we’ve seen the highest ever water usage across Slough, Wycombe and Aylesbury. We’re doing everything we can to meet this extra demand, but we need your help.

We’re asking all our customers to save as much water as possible. This includes not using hoses or sprinklers so there is enough to go around and keep water coming out of everyone’s taps.

No water/ low pressure

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We’ve repaired our burst pipe in Wyck Beacon, and your water pressure should be returning to normal.

If you are still experiencing issues with water pressure please contact us on 0800 316 9800.  

Our bottled water station remains open for anyone who may be experiencing supply issues in the area,

 

This is located at:

 

The Feathered Nest, Nether Westcote, OX7 6SD

 

Further updates can also be found via twitter

 

https://twitter.com/thameswater