Customers across Suffolk were using more than 17% more water than usual, with there being only one day higher than this in the past 12 years which was back in May earlier this year.
Meanwhile, customers across Essex were using a total of 500 million litres of water – one of the highest demands for water in this region seen so far during 2020.
Although water supplies in the East of England remain at normal levels for this time of year, the company says it is good practice for everyone to remember water is worth saving and to be careful not to be wasteful of what is a valuable natural resource.
Craig Holliday, Head of Water Supply at Essex & Suffolk Water said: “Our water supplies remain healthy at this time and while there is no overall shortage of water, it is important people use it wisely.
“The sunshine and hot weather, together with more people remaining at home, has meant we’ve seen near record levels of demand for water over the last couple of days and we expect this to continue over the weekend.
“We’re used to managing demand and keeping the water flowing but water is worth saving and we would ask our customers to use it wisely to help us manage supplies and protect this precious resource.
"Even small changes can make a big difference, so if you are watering plants do it early in the morning or later in the evening so they can absorb the moisture. If you have a large inflatable paddling pool, please consider not filling it right to the top and when emptying, use the water afterwards to water your plants rather than just pulling the plug out.”
Essex & Suffolk Water has a whole host of water saving tips on its summer pages of its website at www.eswater.co.uk/summer to help customers conserve water and protect the environment.