So, the beginning of October arrives and we start folding away the garden furniture and sticking the barbecue back in the garden shed. Another summer over with months of cold and rain to look forward to. But we still can’t use our hosepipes?
Although August recorded the second wettest week of 2006, September saw lower than average rainfall in the south east and hosepipe bans remain in place throughout the region.
Thames Water have stated that water levels are still too low to lift the ban. They indicate a ban is likely to stay in place during autumn and winter, so presumably if we only had average rainfall before next spring the hosepipe ban would still be in place by next summer. As we’ve mentioned before, these bans are likely to stay in place for many years to come unless something drastic is done.