Our current reservoir levels (correct 16/11/2020)

The water level at Ardingly Reservoir is low for this time of year following a hot, dry summer, so South East Water is taking action to protect resources and the environment.

We are reducing water demand on the reservoir to allow it time to fill so it is in a good position for Spring 2021.

Our focus is on reducing the pressure on the reservoir, which supplies water into the River Ouse to then be treated at our Barcombe Water Treatment Works.

Actions we are taking include:

  • Targeted leakage reduction across all of our Production sites in the region
  • Ensuring our groundwater sources increase water input into our network by 2 to 5 million litres of water per day
  • Transferring an additional 7 million litres of water from neighbouring areas through our existing mains network to supplement supplies
  • Working with stakeholders and communities to promote water saving

Remember, saving water can save money and you can find some top water-saving tips on our website here.

Arlington reservoir

Our reservoirs in Sussex, Arlington and Ardingly, store up to 8,300 million litres of water and together provide 8% of all the water we supply.

Currently these reservoirs are approximately 64% and 35% full.

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