August 16th 2022
There is now a hosepipe ban on the Isle of Man.
There is now a hosepipe ban throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
There is now a hosepipe ban in Kent and Sussex.
There will be a hosepipe ban throughout Cornwall and parts of North Devon starting on the 23rd of August.
Yorkshire Water will begin a hosepipe ban on the 26th of August.
Drought status has been declared in 8 areas of England by the National Drought Group.
Thames Water have said they will introduce a hosepipe ban in London and surrounding areas which will affect 15 million people, “in coming weeks”. We will update this when there is a clear date.
It’s been reported that Severn Trent, Yorkshire Water and South West Water have recently applied for drought permits, which is the first stage in them being able to apply a hosepipe ban.
There are currently no other hosepipe bans in the UK, although many water companies are now asking customers to be careful with how they use water. This includes cutting back on using hosepipes in the garden and to wash cars.