Foxes fans look to avoid the Champions League pressure with a nice cup of tea
17 March 2017
Tuesday night’s win saw the equivalent of 4,000 extra baths being taken by local people – possibly because the pressure was too much or because they went for celebratory cups of tea rather than bottles of bubbly this time round.
Marcus O’Kane, from Severn Trent, said: “I’m a lifelong Foxes fan and, I have to admit, I was listening to the match while doing the washing up so I might’ve contributed to that extra usage.“I think everyone was just so relieved this time round that there was probably less champagne being drunk – after all, when we won the title in May last year we weren’t even playing so we could be a bit more relaxed about things."
It was a very different story in May last year when water consumption in the city was down a staggering one mega litre on the day Spurs drew with Chelsea, so handing the title to City.
“I can understand our customers wanted to calm their nerves with a cup of tea, or maybe trying to avoid the pressure by having a long hot bath or, like me, doing the washing up,” said Marcus.
“And, at less than £1 a day, our services are better value than alternative, more bubbly, options.”
The figures are based on water flows in 10 Severn Trent distribution areas across Leicestershire.As well as being more than a million bottles of champagne, one mega litre is also almost half the volume of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.
In fact, Severn Trent supplies the equivalent of 720 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water every day, or a staggering 1.8bn litres of drinking water each and every day of the year.