(London) In England, a country renowned for its rainy weather even in summer, water supply companies are calling on their customers to save every drop in the face of a heat wave, distributing sometimes unusual advice.
Yorkshire Water wrote on its website: “It hasn’t rained much recently, so use water with care”. The distribution company recommends heating only the exact amount needed for your cup of tea or washing the dishes by hand in a basin.
Its competitor Anglian showed on its website a little girl who washes herself in a bathing suit in a basin, with the subtitle: “We work to cope with the heat”.
AffinityWater calls for “calming (one’s) water use” by “avoiding automatic watering” and “washing one’s car with a bucket rather than a garden hose”, or even shortening one’s showers and going to cool off instead. the swimming pool.
The public meteorological agency Met Office has issued an alert corresponding to a level of “extreme heat”.
“Temperatures are expected to rise later this week and next week for most of England and Wales” and exceed 35 degrees in the south-east of the country.
The historic record in the UK was reached at 38.7 degrees in the botanical garden in Cambridge (centre) on July 25, 2019.