Water Consumption On St Mary’s Falling

Water consumption in St Mary’s fell during the first three months of the year.

It’s not a tourism period so visitor numbers don’t play a major part in it and the Chief Technical Officer, Neville Gardner, reports that dealing with leaks has been a factor.

In January this year around one-third less water, around 18,000 cubic metres, was used compared to the same month in the previous year.

In February there was around a 25% reduction and a 30% reduction year on-year this March.

Whilst we haven’t had the drought restrictions imposed on the mainland, the decision was taken to increase the amount of desalination earlier than usual in the season to reduce strain on groundwater.