Hosepipe ban still in place despite heavy rainfall

Despite saying ‘signs of recovery’ from drought are being seen, a water company is still putting the hosepipe ban in full force. South East Water said the last three months […]

By Priyanka Shrestha

Despite saying ‘signs of recovery’ from drought are being seen, a water company is still putting the hosepipe ban in full force.

South East Water said the last three months of rainfall, since the ban was imposed, are now reaching crucial water reserves.

But the company is still encouraging its 2.1 million customers to ‘keep up the good work’ and continue to use water wisely.

Lee Dance, Head of Water Resources and Environmental said: “It is good news that our vital underground sources are beginning to recover, with some encouraging signs that levels are stabilising in some areas, while in one or two others they are actually rising. We are continually reviewing the need for restrictions, but in the meantime we are asking our customers to continue being sensible with their water use.”

Anglian, Southern and Thames water companies lifted their hosepipe bans earlier this month.