YORKSHIRE Water has ‘learned its lessons from the past’ and has no plans to ration supplies.
Despite one of the driest and warmest springs on record, the water company assures householders that there is nothing to worry about.
And even though there has been no serious rainfall for weeks, water levels in Yorkshire’s reservoirs are currently at 84%, which is classed as ‘normal’ for this time of year.
After three months with relatively little rain, Yorkshire Water believes that its multi-million pound investment in an underground pipe network has paid off.
A spokesman said: “It has been exceptionally dry, but there is nothing to worry about.
“We have no plans at this time to introduce water restrictions this summer.
“We will continue to monitor the situation very, very closely and to manage water stocks using our grid. This enables us to move water around the region to where it’s needed.
“This grid is unique, linking over 95% of customers across Yorkshire and has ensured we haven’t had water restrictions for 13 years.”
The underground pipelines came about after the drought of 1995, when tankers were used to bring millions of gallons of water by road from Tyneside to Scammonden Reservoir.
The spokesman added: “We have learned a lot of hard lessons since then.