Drinking water in the South West is mainly taken out of rivers and our 23 reservoirs. A lot of these reservoirs are small, serving local catchments, and are supported by the three larger reservoirs (what we call our strategic reservoirs) - Colliford, Roadford and Wimbleball.
Water from these three strategic reservoirs is shared between a lot of the smaller reservoirs, which is why making sure Colliford, Roadford and Wimbleball are nice and full is so important.
So whether your local reservoir is brim-full of water, we're encouraging everyone to use water wisely.
Over the past two decades we have been working hard to secure supplies through:
During the hosepipe ban, we were busy increasing the resilience of our water network to help better secure our water resources for the future. These are just some of the improvements we made during that time.