Appeal to East Neuk residents and visitors to conserve water

Appeal to East Neuk residents and visitors to conserve water

By Dave on 21/07/2021

Scottish Water are asking people in Anstruther, Cellardyke, Crail, Elie, Pittenweem and St Monans to use water efficiently to help maintain the supply.

Across Scotland, people watering plants and filling paddling pools pushed the demand for water by 200 million litres a day last week, Scottish Water has said.

On Sunday, demand for water in the East Neuk increased by about 40%, or one million litres per day, compared with normal water usage levels at this time of year. 

If you are in the area, please do your bit by: 

  • taking shorter showers.
  • turning the tap off when brushing teeth.
  • using washing machines and dishwashers only when fully loaded.
  • using a watering can instead of a garden hose.

Scottish Water have said they are working very hard to maintain supply, but they need residents and visitors to help by saving water and being efficient.

Kes Juskowiak, water operations general manager, said:  “These are very challenging conditions because of the warm, dry weather we’ve been experiencing and the forecast for the coming days is for more of the same. We are working hard to support the increase in tourism across our wonderful country, but we are asking all our customers to be more water efficient and aware of how they use water."

Mr Juskowiak told BBC Radio's Good Morning Scotland programme that there were particular supply issues in the East Neuk of Fife, Orkney, parts of Argyll and Bute and Moray.

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