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Folkestone and Dover Water
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Folkestone and Dover Water is a small company supplying part of Kent.

  • Population supplied: 157,900

  • Daily supply: 48m litres

  • Mains pipe: 1,084 km

  • Leakage: 8m litres/day (109 litres/property/day)

  • Supply source: 100% ground

    RESTRICTION LEVEL

    Hosepipe and sprinkler ban lifed on 2 October 2006, six months after it was implemented.

    Company granted "water scarcity status" on 1 March 2006, allowing it to introduce compulsory water meters for domestic customers.

    MORE INFORMATION

    The south east corner of Kent has particularly low rainfall, compared to other parts of the UK.

    Folkestone and Dover Water obtains all of its supply from underground water stored in local chalk and gravel aquifers, which need to be replenished with rain over the winter.

    Two relatively dry winters have depleted aquifer levels. Also there are no reservoirs or major rivers in the area for the company to draw on.

    Folkestone and Dover Water, along with Three Valleys Water and Tendring Hundred Water, is owned by Veolia Water.

    CONTACT

    Folkestone & Dover Water Services
    The Cherry Garden
    Cherry Garden Lane
    Folkestone
    Kent
    CT19 4QB

    Telephone: 0845 888 5888




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