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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 more… Hosepipe Ban 2020 – Water Companies Issue Warnings

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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 more… Fears of summer 2020 hosepipe ban

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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 more… Hosepipe Ban Next Month For Southern Water Customers

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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 more… Hosepipe Ban in 2019 very possible due to lack of rainfall

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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 more… Isle of Man Hosepipe Ban Starts Now

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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, more… Hosepipe Ban Cancelled by United Utilities

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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”. more… Northern Ireland Hosepipe Ban Lifted

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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, more… Hosepipe Ban 2018 – First Mainland Hosepipe Ban Since 2012

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First Hosepipe Ban in England since 2012 on the way

United Utilities, which serves seven million people in the North West, say they will have “no choice” but to enforce a hosepipe ban if water demand does not drop in the coming days. The water company had already asked customers to swap baths for a quick shower, but said it was still supplying 400 million more… First Hosepipe Ban in England since 2012 on the way

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Hosepipe Ban Enforced in Northern Ireland

A Hosepipe Ban was put in place in Northern Ireland starting from 6pm on Friday 29 June 2018. It’s the first in Northern Ireland since 1995. Northern Ireland Water have prohibited the following activities during the Hosepipe Ban: Watering a garden using a hosepipe; Watering outdoor plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a more… Hosepipe Ban Enforced in Northern Ireland

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Hosepipe Ban 2018 – Commentary

The UK currently finds itself basking in a heatwave and a very dry environment can be seen all around. Parkland grass is the colour of straw and flowerbeds are bone dry. A recent trip to The Lake District proved to be unusually hard under foot. So should we be expecting a hosepipe ban and water more… Hosepipe Ban 2018 – Commentary

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Hosepipe Ban Possible in 2018

Despite a seemingly wet few months, hosepipe bans and water restrictions may be needed in 2018. Rainfall during autumn and winter over the last two years has been lower than average. This crucial period has a knock-on effect that leads to lower stocks in the spring and summer months. In January 2018 the Environment Agency more… Hosepipe Ban Possible in 2018

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Heatwave Leads to Water Restriction Warnings

Britain is currently experiencing a heatwave at levels not seen since 1995. Although wetter weather is expected, extra pressure has been put on water suppliers to keep up with customer demand. Affinity Water supplies 3.6 million homes in and around London and they have reported an increase in demand of up to 50%. They are more… Heatwave Leads to Water Restriction Warnings

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Chances of a Hosepipe Ban in 2017

Despite widespread press coverage and advice on water usage from a few water companies, a hosepipe ban or water restrictions in 2017 still look unlikely. Long term weather forecasts by the Met Office suggest the next few months are likely to be above average temperatures and below average rainfall. This follows on from having the more… Chances of a Hosepipe Ban in 2017