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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 [...]

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

2012 Second Wettest Year on Record

2012 was the second wettest on record in Britain, the Met Office has announced. After a very dry start to the year rainfall totalled 13307mm (52.4 inches). 15% higher than [...]

January 3, 2013 // 0 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

Drought Now Affects Half Of England

The Environment Agency has said that more than half of England is now under drought conditions adding 17 more counties to the list, including most of the South West and [...]

April 16, 2012 // 5 Comments

Will You Stick To The Hosepipe Ban?

Another poll. Our question is: Will you stick to the rules of the hosepipe ban? Is a hosepipe ban simply a result of not enough rain and therefore something you’re [...]

March 29, 2012 // 132 Comments

Would You Shop A Neighbour?

It’s poll time! Our first question is: Would you inform your local water company if you knew a neighbour was ignoring the hosepipe ban? Are we all in this together and [...]

March 29, 2012 // 106 Comments

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