5 Live Updates arrow
Account Login
search-icon
Close

Reservoir levels

Here you can view up-to-date information on the water levels in our reservoirs at Bewl Water, Darwell, Powdermill and Weir Wood.

background

Our reservoirs

Only about 7% of the water we supply comes from reservoirs overall but they're still vital for the supply of water to certain areas in our region.

Below, you can view the current levels compared to average and minimum levels. During the winter we expect a fairly rapid refill due to wetter weather, but this isn’t always the case. The reservoir levels can vary widely year on year depending on the weather, transfers to other water companies or any operational issues that have happened.

On the graphs below, the blue line represents the long-term average levels, the green shows the minimum levels and the purple shows the most recent actual levels.

We aim to update these figures every week.

Bewl Water reservoir

Bewl Water reservoir is the largest stretch of open water in the South East of England. It has an overall capacity of 31,000 megalitres. The reservoir is set in 800 acres of the Kent countryside and attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year.

Darwell reservoir

Darwell reservoir provides water for the Hastings area. It was formed in the early 1950s and covers around 156 acres. The reservoir has a capacity of 4,730 megalitres.

Powdermill reservoir

Powdermill reservoir provides water for the Hastings area and stores 1,060 megalitres - that's more than a billion litres of water. This picturesque spot is popular with anglers.

Weir Wood reservoir

Weir Wood reservoir is key to the water supply in North Sussex. The reservoir is filled by rainwater and during a drought period, the use of the reservoir is minimised to conserve supplies. It has an overall capacity of 5,600 megalitres.

Bewl Water reservoir

Bewl Water reservoir is the largest stretch of open water in the South East of England. It has an overall capacity of 31,000 megalitres. The reservoir is set in 800 acres of the Kent countryside and attracts more than 150,000 visitors a year.

Darwell reservoir

Darwell reservoir provides water for the Hastings area. It was formed in the early 1950s and covers around 156 acres. The reservoir has a capacity of 4,730 megalitres.

Powdermill reservoir

Powdermill reservoir provides water for the Hastings area and stores 1,060 megalitres - that's more than a billion litres of water. This picturesque spot is popular with anglers.

Weir Wood reservoir

Weir Wood reservoir is key to the water supply in North Sussex. The reservoir is filled by rainwater and during a drought period, the use of the reservoir is minimised to conserve supplies. It has an overall capacity of 5,600 megalitres.

Cookies required

It looks like some of your cookies are disabled. If you want to use this feature, please enable functional cookies and refresh the page.