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 affected by the Temporary Use Ban:
- Watering a garden using a hosepipe
- Cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
- Watering plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe
- Cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe
- Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
- Drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
- Filling or maintaining a domestic pond using a hosepipe
- Filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain
- Cleaning walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe
- Cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
- Cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe.
Breaking hosepipe ban restrictions generally results in a maximum fine of up to £1000.
We will update our Latest News section when any changes to this hosepipe ban occurs.