AS the hot weather continues, residents in Saddleworth have received a plea from United Utilities to help conserve water and avoid a hosepipe ban.
In a message sent out to their customers by text and email, United Utilities wrote: “The hot weather means we’re seeing a massive increase in water consumption across our area.
“Yesterday (Saturday, June 30) an additional half a billion litres was used and it has been the same today.
“We urgently need your help and support to avoid a hosepipe ban. You can help us by turning off your garden sprinklers, not using your hosepipes and taking shorter showers and not baths this weekend.
“The demand is so high, particularly during peak times, that we are struggling to get enough water around the system quick enough.
“If we can all do our bit this will reduce the risk of lower water pressure or no water at all.
“Thank you, we really appreciate your help.”