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LEAK at a popular Gosport splash park is being investigated after claims thousands of litres of water were being wasted each day, the BBC reports.
According to the broadcaster’s Local News website page – Gosport splash park is losing ‘2,000 litres a day’ – BBC News – the facility in Alverstoke is allegedly losing up to 2,000 litres a day.
Gosport Borough Council, which owns the park, said the amount of water lost is unsubstantiated.
Portsmouth Water was made aware of the leaks on Tuesday and is also investigating to confirm the reports.
A member of the public has claimed to the BBC’s Local Democracy Reporting Service that she was told by a council employee in late July the splash park was losing “2,000 litres a day”.
Council Leader Peter Chegwyn said: “We are aware that there is currently some water loss occurring through the system at the splash park which is being investigated.”
He added that the council was expecting a report and the splash pool remains open from 10am to 7pm for “people to enjoy during the lovely weather”.
The news of the leak comes as water companies across southern England are introducing hosepipe bans ahead of a new heatwave – although Portsmouth Water has not imposed any restrictions.
The Met Office has also issued a four-day amber extreme heat warning for southern and central England as well as parts of Wales from midnight on Thursday until Sunday.
PICTURED: Gosport Borough Council says it is investigating the issue but that the splash park will remain open. Photograph shared from the BBC website’s Local News page.