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Water Companies Issue Warnings to Customers Amid Drought Concerns

Traffic crosses a bridge on the A628 trunk road over the dry bed of Woodhead Reservoir in Longdendale, UK.

Traffic crosses a bridge on the A628 trunk road over the dry bed of Woodhead Reservoir in Longdendale, UK.

Photographer: Anthony Devlin/Bloomberg

Water companies across the UK have issued warnings to consumers amid fears the country is heading for a drought.

The National Drought Group moved England into "Prolonged Dry Weather" status, which is the final stage before an official drought, at an emergency meeting last month.