Severn Trent plea to conserve water supplies

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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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