Hosepipe Ban 2014

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...
Hosepipe Ban 2013

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...
Hosepipe Ban 2013

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 customers not to use hosepipes and...
Hosepipe Ban

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...
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Use Water Wisely

Use Water Wisely in 2013 say Water Companies

One year after hosepipe bans were introduced in many parts of the country water companies have urged customers to use water carefully, despite 2012 being the second wettest year on record. Heavy rain beginning...
Hosepipe Ban 2013

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 resources at the Agency, said: “We...
A Very Wet Year in 2012

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 the average, but short of the...
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Hosepipe Bans End

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 and Veolia Water Southeast...
Hosepipe Ban Ends for 3 Companies

Three Water Companies to End Hosepipe Bans

Hosepipe bans by three water companies are to be lifted this week during what forecasters have predicted will have been the wettest June on record. Restrictions will be lifted on Thursday by Anglian Water,...
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Hosepipe Ban To Be Lifted Earlier Than Planned

At the beginning of April – after a very dry March and two unusually dry winters – water restrictions were put in place by seven water companies. At that time the water companies and governing...
Swimming and Paddling Pools Hosepipe Ban

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...
Gardening Businesses Now Exempt

Gardening Businesses Now Exempt But Bans Continue

Water companies have announced that landscaping, turf and gardening businesses were made exempt from the hosepipe ban after it was confirmed that record rainfall had reduced the severity of the ongoing...

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 hosepipe ban affecting 20 million...
Drought Now Affects Half Of England

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 Midlands. The agency suggests domestic...