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Welsh Water Hosepipe Ban 2022

Welsh Water will introduce a hosepipe ban in “Pembrokeshire and a small adjoining part of Carmarthenshire” starting on Friday the 19th of August. The company says that record temperatures, dry conditions and an increased demand for water have influenced the decision to introduce a hosepipe ban. Welsh Water say that they’ve been bringing in water […]

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Thames Water Implement Hosepipe Ban

Thames Water have said they will start a hosepipe ban across London and the Thames Valley from Wednesday the 24th of August. This hosepipe ban will affect around 10 million customers across the region. The company cite months of below average rainfall and the extreme temperatures during July and Augusts as the main reasons to […]

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Hosepipe Ban for South West Water Customers

South West Water will introduce a hosepipe ban throughout Cornwall and parts of North Devon starting on Tuesday 23rd of August. It’s the first hosepipe ban in the region for 26 years and comes off the back of an extremely dry summer and drought conditions having been declared. The water company say that its reservoirs […]

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Yorkshire Water Hosepipe Ban to Start Soon

Yorkshire Water have announced they will be imposing a hosepipe ban starting on Friday 26th of August. The last hosepipe ban in the region was in the hot summer of 1995, but company bosses say that reservoir levels have fallen to less than 50%. Although the company has spent millions on fixing leaks since 1995, […]

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Drought officially declared across parts of England

Large areas of the south east, south west and central England have been announced as being under drought. The National Drought Group have stated that 2022 is the driest summer for fifty years. The National Drought Group consists of key figures from the Environment Agency, government and water companies. The Environment Agency has confirmed drought […]

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Kent and Sussex Hosepipe Ban 2022

South East Water will be enforcing a hosepipe ban on Kent and Sussex from Friday 12th of August. The water company says it has had no choice but to introduce restrictions following the driest July on record. Although the company is relying on customers to do the right thing and observe the ban themselves, they […]

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Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Hosepipe Ban 2022

Today sees a hosepipe ban being imposed by Southern Water across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The water company says this is due to 8 months of low rainfall in the area and being in the midst of one of the driest years on record. Southern Water includes a list of restrictions that are […]

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Isle of Man Hosepipe Ban 2022

Manx Utilities have imposed a hosepipe ban on the Isle of Man from Friday 29th of July 2022. This is ongoing and will continue “until further notice”. The ban prohibits the use of garden hosepipes, sprinklers and pressure washers. They state that a maximum fine of £2000 can be imposed for those breaking the rules. […]

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Possibility of hosepipe ban grows in UK

The first hosepipe ban in 10 years could be introduced this summer as Southern Water has applied for a drought permit from the Environment Agency. The water company uses the River Test as an example of water shortage problems in the area. The Test is apparently well below average levels for this time of year […]

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Hosepipe Ban 2021 – Predictions

Most of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are very unlikely to experience hosepipe bans in 2021. This can be predicted by looking at rainfall over the last 6 months as well as the last 12 months for a longer view. Current reservoir and underground (aquifer) levels are normal for this time of the year […]

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Hosepipe Ban 2020 – Water Companies Issue Warnings

The current heatwave in the UK is causing fresh concerns for water companies around the country. Millions of homes are being put on alert as many see drops in water pressure and hosepipe bans become a real threat. Temperatures have reached highs of 37C in recent days and this has led to further spikes in […]

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Fears of summer 2020 hosepipe ban

A combination of events are creating conditions that increase the risk of a hosepipe ban this summer. The main fear stems from the hot weather being experienced in the UK during May and forecast into June. Equally problematic is the extra use of water in gardens as Brits spend more time at home during the […]

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Hosepipe Ban Next Month For Southern Water Customers

Despite last weekend’s heavy rainfall, Southern Water is set to impose a hosepipe ban next month due to excessively dry conditions in the region. As reported previously, the area has continuing problems with low river and underground water levels. This is especially the case on the River Test in Hampshire which provides vital supplies for […]

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Hosepipe Ban in 2019 very possible due to lack of rainfall

A lack of rainfall in recent weeks means that hosepipe bans may be needed in the most vulnerable parts of the country this year. A low water table in East Anglia has been made worse by only three quarters of the normal rainfall for March, April and May having fallen. This follows on from three […]