SEVERN Trent has apologised after Redditch residents have faced disruption to their water supply due to "incredibly high levels of demand".

Customers have been experiencing low pressure and in some cases no supply of water at all throughout the day.

The water services company says this is being caused by the high levels of demand they are seeing for treated water.

A spokesperson said: "We’d like to apologise to any customers in the Redditch area who’ve been seeing some low pressure or even no supply at certain times of the day.

"The problems are being caused by the incredibly high levels of demand for water we’re seeing at the moment – with customers across the Midlands using hundreds of millions of litres more than they usually do.

"The issues tend to be short-lived, usually at times of peak demand, and we’ve ramped up production of treated water to record levels in response but we’d love it if everyone could ditch the sprinklers and the pressure washers to make sure there’s enough water for the great hygiene we all need at the moment, and for drinking and flushing toilets."

They have also encouraged residents to check out water saving tips available at