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Severn Trent plea to conserve water supplies

Severn Trent Water has urged people to use water wisely despite the recent rain across the East Midlands.

The water company said recent rainfall should help boost reservoir-held water supplies, but it was still monitoring the situation.

Fraser Pithie, senior operations manager for Severn Trent Water, said: "It will take reservoir levels some time to recover.

"For that to happen, we need more rain over a period of days and weeks."

He added: "Of course the rain we've been seeing around our region in the last week or so will begin to make a difference, but we can't afford to be complacent.

"We're not out of the woods yet and we can all continue to play our part by using water wisely."

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