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Mid Kent Water
Map showing Mid Kent Water area

Mid Kent Water supplies part of Kent and a small part of East Sussex

  • Population supplied: 579,300

  • Daily supply: 166m litres

  • Mains pipe: 4,209 km

  • Leakage: 28m litres/day (111 litres/property/day)

  • Supply source: 5% surface, 89% ground, 6% mixed

    RESTRICTION LEVEL

    Hosepipe ban in place since 8 August 2005.

    A non-essential use drought order was granted by the environment minister on 25 May 2006.

    The company said it would not implement the order at the time because supplies were sufficient.

    Mid Kent became the final water company to lift the hosepipe ban, on February 28 2007, several weeks after most other companies in the region had scrapped the restriction.

    MORE INFORMATION

    The vast majority of Mid Kent's water supply (89%) comes from aquifers - natural underground water reserves - found in the Chalk, Greensand and Ashdown Beds.

    These are usually replenished by winter rainfall so the relatively dry winter has had a severe effect on the reserves.

    Mid Kent can also draw on Bewl Water reservoir but this has also been greatly depleted and has had to be filled from the River Medway.

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Mid Kent Water
    Snodland
    Kent
    ME6 5AH

    Telephone: 0845 8 50 60 60




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