Use water wisely during the current period of hot summer weather.
That is the plea from Scottish Water following the sustained dry period without any significant rainfall.
With the current weather conditions forecast to continue, Scottish Water is encouraging people to take simple but important steps to conserve our public water supplies.
Simple, practical steps which we encourage include: Taking shorter showers, using a watering can rather than a hose to water plants, using a bucket rather than a hose to wash vehicles; only washing windscreens/lights instead of the whole vehices, and using washing machines and dishwashers fully loaded
Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Chief Operating Officer, said: “Water usage levels during the current hot summer weather, particularly during peak times such as morning and early evening, mean we are working around the clock to get water around the system quickly enough.
“We have a strong and resilient distribution network to keep our customers supplied but we’re asking everyone to play their part in helping us as Scotland enjoys its hottest and driest summer in many years.
“By encouraging simple but important changes to how people use water over the coming days and weeks of dry, warm weather, this will make a big difference to the flow of water around the network and protect supplies."