Update 22/11/2022 – This hosepipe ban has now ended.
Thames Water have said they will start a hosepipe ban across London and the Thames Valley from Wednesday the 24th of August.
This hosepipe ban will affect around 10 million customers across the region.
The company cite months of below average rainfall and the extreme temperatures during July and Augusts as the main reasons to introduce a hosepipe ban.
Thames Water state that July was the driest since 1885, the river Thames is at its lowest since 2005 and that a hosepipe ban will save an extra 10% of water.
They suggest customer demand is at “unprecedented levels” and a hosepipe ban will future proof supplies moving forward.
“Domestic customers should not use hosepipes for cleaning cars, watering gardens or allotments, filling paddling pools and swimming pools and cleaning windows.”