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Three Valleys Water
Map showing Three Valleys Water area

Three Valleys Water serves nine London boroughs plus parts of surrounding counties including Hertfordshire and Essex.

  • Population supplied: 2.9m

  • Daily supply: 897m litres

  • Mains pipe: 14,000 km

  • Leakage: 150m litres/day (120 litres/property/day)

  • Supply source: 39% surface, 55% ground, 6% mixed

    RESTRICTION LEVEL

    Hosepipe ban introduced on 3 April 2006, and lifted on 18 January.

    MORE INFORMATION

    The Three Valleys area suffered its worst drought since 1976, with two exceptionally dry winters and consistently below-average monthly rainfall between November 2004 and September 2006.

    But above-average rainfall enabled the company to lift restrictions in January 2007, although it is urging customers to continue to use water sparingly because of fears of another drought later in the year.

    Most of the company's supply comes from deep chalk boreholes which produce naturally hard water from aquifers. A further third comes from the River Thames.

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

    CONTACT DETAILS

    Three Valleys Water
    PO Box 48
    Bishops Rise
    Hatfield
    Herts
    AL10 9HL

    Telephone: 0845 782 3333




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