Tankers have been deployed to deliver extra water to boost supplies in Bangor, Anglesey and Caernarfon due to the recent heat wave and an appeal has been issued to use water wisely.
Welsh Water have appealed to customers to safeguard water supplies as reservoirs are at a lower level than usual despite the recent rain, June had only 24% of the average rainfall for the month.
The public are now being asked to consider simple measure such as turning the tap off while brushing their teeth, making sure dishwashers and washing machines are full before being used, to take a short shower rather than a bath and to avoid watering the garden.
With the dry weather expected to continue through July and into August, Welsh Water has now stepped up calls to limit usage. The firm is reportedly spending an extra £1.5m a week to keep supplies running and is fixing almost twice the number of leaks as normal.
Managing director Peter Perry told BBC Radio Wales that “Supplies were in a pretty reasonable condition” and while it was unlikely a hosepipe ban would be needed customers are being urged to use water wisely.
Water services director Ian Christie said that the level of water consumption had “reached record levels in recent weeks” adding “Behind the scenes, we’re working day and night to maintain supplies by finding and fixing leaks, using our integrated pipe network to move water around and also using tankers to feed into our network directly.”