South West Water will introduce a hosepipe ban throughout Cornwall and parts of North Devon starting on Tuesday 23rd of August.
It’s the first hosepipe ban in the region for 26 years and comes off the back of an extremely dry summer and drought conditions having been declared.
The water company say that its reservoirs are only half full and the Temporary Use Ban is being implemented as a precautionary measure to safeguard supplies in the near future.
South West Water also cite the influx of new residents during the pandemic as being a cause of extra demand on local resources.
The company’s hosepipe ban includes this list of things customers can’t do:
- Water a garden using a hosepipe
- Fill or maintain an ornamental fountain
- Clean a private vehicle using a hosepipe
- Water plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe
- Fill or maintain a domestic pond using a hosepipe
- Clean walls, or windows of domestic premises using a hosepipe
- Draw water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
- Fill or maintain a domestic swimming, paddling pool or hot tub
- Clean paths, patios or other artificial outdoor surfaces, such as decking using a hosepipe
- Clean a private leisure boat using a hosepipe