Yorkshire lifts hosepipe ban

The water company introduced a hosepipe ban in August

Yorkshire Water has lifted the hosepipe ban introduced on 26th August.

Whilst Yorkshire is still classified as within drought by the Environment Agency, the water supplier said that thanks to its customers’ efforts and a “wetter than average” autumn, the temporary measure can be lifted.

The water company confirmed that its hosepipe ban helped to save an average of 28 million litres per day.

The measure took pressure off the company’s reservoirs and allowed them to hold as much water as possible.

Neil Dewis, Director of Water at Yorkshire Water, said: “We are really grateful to our customers for their efforts to save water whilst the weather was drier than usual.

“Thanks to a number of emergency drought schemes, drought permits, increased leakage activity, rainfall and everyone’s efforts to save water, reservoirs are now looking much healthier – with the average level across the region now at 75%.”

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