Only about 7% of the water we supply comes from reservoirs.

Bewl Water reservoir

Bewl Water reservoir level 92%

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 level 81%

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 level 77%

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 level 96%

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

Groundwater levels
Regional rainfall