The remaining four water companies with water restrictions in place have today ended those restrictions.
South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central and Veolia Water Southeast ended their hosepipe bans after months of record breaking rainfall. Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water had lifted their bans in June.
A statement by all four companies said: “The companies would all like to thank their customers for complying with the restrictions and supporting their plea to use water wisely. This has kept demand for water well below levels normally experienced at this time of year. Significant – or indeed any – recharge of underground resources at this time of year is most unusual but it follows the abnormally heavy rainfall experienced since spring which has finally brought to an end the severe drought after two dry winters.”