The heavy rainfall throughout autumn and winter has helped groundwater levels to recover in Affinity Water’s central region which includes Hertfordshire, West and North Essex and parts of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and North London.

At the start of October 2019, groundwater levels were ‘low’ following three years of below-average rainfall.

However, since then overall rainfall has been significantly above average and we predict groundwater levels will continue to rise until the Spring if the rainfall continues.

This means we are not in a water supply drought and Affinity Water will not need to introduce water restrictions (also known as a hosepipe ban) this Spring.

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