Still in drought despite wet April

SOUTH East England is still in drought despite the wettest April on record, as water levels remain low.

The Environment Agency’s latest drought update showed the wet month benefitted gardens, farms, rivers and sports pitches.

However, groundwater levels in the underground chalk aquifers from which Veolia Water takes most of its water remain very low following two successive autumns and winters of very low rainfall. For more information about saving water visit

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