Supply source: 5% surface, 89% ground, 6% mixed
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.
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.
Mid Kent Water
Telephone: 0845 8 50 60 60