Hose Pipe Ban Ends
Posted on : 09/07/2012
At last, after all the rain, floods, grey sky and sodden grass, its official, the last few companies have now lifted hose pipe bans meaning that the Country is now free of them.
Having imposed the bans in April of this year, in response to unseasonally low rainfall over consecutive winters, South East Water, Sutton and East Surrey Water, Veolia Water Central and Veolia Water Southeast have now lifted their bans. Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water lifted their bans in June.
The news has been packed with flooding and torrential rain up and down the length of the UK so its no surprise to most.
Covering the south, south east, east and parts of the home counties, the four water companies said ground water supplies, which they were heavily dependent on, had recovered enough for the bans to be lifted.
Its been a tough few months with high record level rainfall. To be frank, the sky is still grey and this morning, well it was more like October than early July.
Whilst the threat of a drought in the summer is now gone, we go back to the perverse risk of low rainfall in the winter and a return of hose pipe bans in the spring.
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