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Isle of Man Hosepipe Ban Starts Now

The Isle of Man is under its first hosepipe ban for 15 years. Manx Utilities chairman Dr Alex Allinson said water restrictions were needed to guarantee the water supply: [...]

August 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hosepipe Ban Cancelled by United Utilities

A hosepipe ban due to start on the 5th of August has been called off due to recent heavy rain. United Utilities said that recent rainfall and cooler temperatures have eased [...]

August 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Northern Ireland Hosepipe Ban Lifted

Northern Ireland’s hosepipe ban imposed almost three weeks ago was lifted at noon on Thursday by Northern Ireland Water. A spokesperson said there had been a [...]

July 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Hosepipe Ban Enforced in Northern Ireland

A Hosepipe Ban was put in place in Northern Ireland starting from 6pm on Friday 29 June 2018. It’s the first in Northern Ireland since 1995. Northern Ireland Water have [...]

July 2, 2018 // 5 Comments

Hosepipe Ban 2018 – Commentary

The UK currently finds itself basking in a heatwave and a very dry environment can be seen all around. Parkland grass is the colour of straw and flowerbeds are bone dry. A [...]

June 26, 2018 // 24 Comments

Hosepipe Ban Possible in 2018

Despite a seemingly wet few months, hosepipe bans and water restrictions may be needed in 2018. Rainfall during autumn and winter over the last two years has been lower than [...]

May 4, 2018 // 15 Comments

Chances of a Hosepipe Ban in 2017

Despite widespread press coverage and advice on water usage from a few water companies, a hosepipe ban or water restrictions in 2017 still look unlikely. Long term weather [...]

May 10, 2017 // 5 Comments

Hosepipe Ban Becoming More Likely

A hosepipe ban in the summer of 2017 has become more likely following a dry period over the winter months. According to the Met Office, the six month period between October [...]

April 19, 2017 // 4 Comments

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