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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 2022 – Very Unlikely

Summary: The prospect of a hosepipe ban in 2022 in the UK is very unlikely. How do we know? The Environment Agency provides comprehensive data on current underground water levels, reservoir levels and river levels. Looking at this data we can see that the country’s water stocks are currently at healthy levels for this time […]

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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 […]

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Isle of Man Hosepipe Ban Starts Now

The Isle of Man is under its first hosepipe ban for 15 years. Manx Utilities chairman Dr Alex Allinson said water restrictions were needed to guarantee the water supply: “We don’t have the hosepipe police but we’re sending out a message to conserve your water and take this seriously.” The water company said reservoirs had […]

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Hosepipe Ban Cancelled by United Utilities

A hosepipe ban due to start on the 5th of August has been called off due to recent heavy rain. United Utilities said that recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have eased demand for water. They also said that water saving efforts by customers had helped but didn’t rule out future water restrictions. Dr Martin Padley, […]

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Northern Ireland Hosepipe Ban Lifted

Northern Ireland’s hosepipe ban imposed almost three weeks ago was lifted at noon on Thursday by Northern Ireland Water. A spokesperson said there had been a “fantastic response” from the public in saving water. Water demand had decreased from almost three quarters of a billion litres per day (30% above average) to “near normal levels”. […]

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Hosepipe Ban 2018 – First Mainland Hosepipe Ban Since 2012

A hosepipe ban is to be put in place in England for the first time since 2012. United Utilities will enforce a hosepipe ban in the North West of England affecting around 7 million people. The water company will introduce a Temporary Use Ban from Sunday 5th of August in areas including parts of Cumbria, […]