Scottish Water and SEPA call for autumn water efficiency after record dry summer

12 October 2021

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Scottish Water and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) are calling on householders and businesses to help protect water supplies throughout autumn and into winter. This comes after Met Office data shows that the north and west of Scotland experienced its driest April-to-September in 160 years, while for the whole country it was the second driest on record for the same period.

Officials at SEPA say the significant rainfall deficit over recent months means that, in some areas, double the normal amount of autumn rain is needed to return water levels to normal for this time of year.

Sources: Scottish Water, 5 October 2021 and SEPA, 5 October 2021