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  1. Published on: 09/07/2018 07:08 AMReported by: rogerblaxall
    United Utilities have mounted an impressive operation to stop Southport running dry.

    Events like the Southport Air Show and forthcoming Flower Show mean a spike in demand in the resort and over the last few weeks, UU bosses have organised a convoy of trucks to bring water from a new bore hole at Simonswood near Kirkby to the Gorse Hill reservoir overlooking Ormskirk.

    Each truck carries 30,000 litres of water and since mid June there’s been a 24/7 operation to top up the reservoir which holds millions of litres of water.

    QLocal’s Roger Blaxall took these exclusive photos on Friday evening at around 10.30; in case you’re wondering, the water used in this kitchen picture was thrown onto his parched back lawn...
         

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