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Hosepipe Ban Fears Increase After Dry Winter

The winter of 2016/2017 has been one of the driest on record so far with reservoirs lower than expected at this time of year. Underground aquifers and many rivers are also below expected levels with October 2016 to January 2017 seeing the least rain since modern records began in 1910 in the UK. Obviously this more… Hosepipe Ban Fears Increase After Dry Winter

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Hosepipe Ban 2016

December 2015 produced record rainfall and widespread flooding with the highest river levels ever seen in England. So what are the prospects for a drought or hosepipe ban in 2016? The Environment Agency has stated that rainfall has been above average for five consecutive months to the end of March. March 2016 itself was relatively more… Hosepipe Ban 2016

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Little Chance of Hosepipe Ban in 2015

Despite a fairly dry April and months of below-average rainfall, Britain is unlikely to see any hosepipe ban or water restrictions during 2015. Only a third of the average rainfall for April has fallen so far and the Met Office has reduced its rain forecast. Met Office forecaster Emma Sillitoe said: “We are over half-way more… Little Chance of Hosepipe Ban in 2015

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Hosepipe Ban 2014 – Heatwave Predicted

Following on from the UK’s wettest winter in recorded history, weather forecasters are predicting a summer heatwave and bookies have slashed their odds on a possible hosepipe ban. The Met Office have said that temperatures will rise at the end of April and continue through summer. A spokesperson said “Latest predictions for UK mean temperature more… Hosepipe Ban 2014 – Heatwave Predicted

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Hosepipe Ban News Round-up

Due to the UK’s current heatwave it’s natural that many people are wondering about a hosepipe ban in 2013. Here we have a quick run-down of what the water companies are saying about this. For up-to-date information, see our Current Situation page. UK Water, said “People should carry on with their lives and continue to more… Hosepipe Ban News Round-up

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Bookmakers Slash Odds of Hosepipe Ban

Bookmaker Coral has shortened the odds of a hosepipe ban anywhere in the UKĀ from 8/1 to 4/1 . This follows on from the current heatwave affecting Britain. Hospital admissions have soared due to relatively high temperatures and pink skin can be seen everywhere. Only Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win managed to keep us indoors for a more… Bookmakers Slash Odds of Hosepipe Ban

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Swimming and Paddling Pools (Updated)

We’ve been receiving a LOT of questions regarding the filling of domestic swimming and paddling pools (or the topping up of). It also appears that certain water companies have shifted their stance on this. Therefore we’ll now try to explain the situation as it stands today 28/05/2012 and we’ll update in the future. No water more… Swimming and Paddling Pools (Updated)