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Yorkshire Water Hosepipe Ban to Start Soon

Update 06/12/2022 – This hosepipe ban has now ended.

Yorkshire Water have announced they will be imposing a hosepipe ban starting on Friday 26th of August.

The last hosepipe ban in the region was in the hot summer of 1995, but company bosses say that reservoir levels have fallen to less than 50%.

Although the company has spent millions on fixing leaks since 1995, critics think the company should have gone further and noted that no new reservoirs have been built despite an increase in population.

From Friday the 26th of August, the following will be banned for Yorkshire Water customers:

  • 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

These activities can still be undertaken using watering cans and buckets.

Certain exemptions will be in place for businesses and blue badge holders.

5 replies on “Yorkshire Water Hosepipe Ban to Start Soon”

live in Bridlington but pay Scottish Water my bill do i still come under the Yorkshire waters “Hosepipe ban”

Nice to see the Range Rover Garage on Lindley Moor Road cleaning the new cars with a hose pipe this morning, glad the hose pipe ban is only for rest of us.

Fun fact: The last significant drinking water reservoir in the UK was built in 1992. * Since then, the UK population has increased by over 10 million. ONS. EVERY DAY over 3 billion litres of water are wasted nationally through leaking pipes**

That’s nearly 45 litres for every man, woman and child EVERY DAY. Or 108 litres PER HOUSEHOLD PER DAY.

In an island famous for being rainy and flooding. And the whole system collapses when we have a decent summer?

This is nothing more that wanton negligence by the water companies and in turn the State for inadequate planning and maintenance.



I live in the Calder Valley in West Yorkshire and therefore I live under the threat of flooding for a number of months each year. Am I being overly-simplistic in thinking that if more reservoirs were built on the moors above me, drought would be alleviated, as well as flooding?

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