Reservoir levels

We measure how full our reservoirs are and publish the results below. The water levels at each reservoir are compared with the average and minimum levels (one megalitre = 1,000,000 litres).

Bewl Water reservoir

Bewl Water reservoir

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

Capacity: 31,000 megalitres

Darwell reservoir

Darwell reservoir

Darwell reservoir provides water for the Hastings area. It was formed in the early 1950s and covers around 156 acres.

Capacity: 4,730 megalitres

Powdermill reservoir

Powdermill reservoir

Powdermill reservoir provides water for the Hastings area and stores more than a billion litres of water. The picturesque spot is popular with anglers.

Capacity: 1,060 megalitres

Weir Wood reservoir

Weir Wood reservoir

Weir Wood reservoir is key to 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.

Capacity: 5,600 megalitres