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3:39pm 20th February 2012

South West Water insists Cornwall is not heading for a drought.

This as fears over low river levels in some parts of the country, spark a government summit.

It has been declared that the South East is officially in drought.

But bosses say our resevoirs are 85 per cent full.

Spokeswoman Allison Butts said the Duchy will not be hit with a hosepipe ban this summer: "We're confident that this will be our sixteenth successive summer without water restrictions. We've upgraded our distribution network and we're using less water in our own treatment processes. Together with our customers using less water themselves, have all contributed to our good position.

"Our total resevoir storage level stands at eighty-four per cent, and there's a number of resevoirs like Stannen, one of our new resevoirs, is currently completely full, it's at a hundred per cent, and obviously, with more rain predicted as well, we're not in a bad position at all."

3:39pm 20th February 2012

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