Hosepipe Ban News

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 [...]

April 14, 2016 // 6 Comments

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 [...]

April 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

April 11, 2014 // 3 Comments

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 [...]

July 19, 2013 // 2 Comments

Severn Trent Warning over Hosepipe Use

Water pressure problems in parts of the Midlands has been blamed on gardeners using hosepipes and sprinklers overnight. As a result, Severn Trent Water are asking their [...]

July 16, 2013 // 8 Comments

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 [...]

July 9, 2013 // 1 Comment

Hosepipe Bans in 2013 Very Unlikely

The Environment Agency has said the chance of hosepipe bans in 2013 was “extremely low”, even in drought “stress” areas. Trevor Bishop, head of water [...]

January 7, 2013 // 3 Comments

Hosepipe Bans Ended

The remaining four water companies with water restrictions in place have today ended those restrictions. South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central [...]

July 9, 2012 // 5 Comments

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 [...]

May 25, 2012 // 107 Comments

Wettest April but Hosepipe Ban Remains

It’s been the wettest April for over 100 years and there are 13 flood warnings in place at the time of writing, with many more floods having been and gone. But the [...]

May 2, 2012 // 19 Comments

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