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PremierLeague-News.Com - A ban was announced for people in Kent and Sussex, where could be next?
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Hosepipe bans are on the way for more areas in England, including London, as arid conditions deplete reservoirs and increase pressure on water companies to maintain supply.On Wednesday, South East Water announced a hosepipe and sprinkler ban for Kent and Sussex from next Friday.The ban, which will start from 12 August and restrict more than two million people from watering their garden or washing their car with a hosepipe, comes as England is facing its driest July since 1935.Parts of the south and east have been put into “prolonged dry weather status”, the step before drought. People in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are subject to a hosepipe ban from this Friday. The company in charge, Southern Water, is maintaining it won’t extend the ban to the other areas it serves. Where could we see hosepipe bans next? Hosepipe bans could be looming for Londoners, Thames Valley residents and for parts of Yorkshire. Thames Water, the company responsible for parts of London and Thames Valley, has said water use restrictions are possible, as reservoirs fall below average in dry, hot weather. “ We know the water we have stored in our reservoirs will continue to reduce, so if we do not receive around or above average rainfall in the coming months this will increase pressure on our resources and may indeed result in the need for more water saving measures including restrictions,” a Thames Water spokesperson said. Water companies have faced pressure as a sustained period of dry weather hits England (Photo Getty)The company is working through its drought plan and restrictions are the next step after the public awareness campaign, which has already has started.Hosepipe bans are dependent on whether people can conserve water, and the company is advising people to use watering cans, take shorter showers and turn off running taps now. “The timing (of a temporary use ban) will depend on the amount of water used by our customers, which determines the speed at which reservoir storage declines, and the amount of flow in the rivers, which determines how much water we can take to refill them.
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. Yorkshire was experiencing a particularly dry summer, a Yorkshire Water spokesperson said, and reservoirs and rivers were seeing the impact.“Reservoir levels are currently around 51 per cent – they declined by 2 per cent over the last week despite the rainfall we had across Yorkshire.”The company was also encouraging residents to keep saving water where they could.“We’re working around the clock to move water around our network of pipes to keep taps flowing and we’re doing our bit to save water where we can too.”Which companies are unlikely to impose hosepipe bans?Water companies in the northwest and northeast of England, United Utilities and Northumbrian Water say they are not planning restrictions in their areas. A spokesperson for Northumbrian water said the area it served had been put into a prolonged dry weather status, but that it is “not anticipating the need for any restrictions”.Many companies are advising people to use a watering can instead of a hosepipe to avoid restrictions. (Photo credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty)Severn Trent, which covers areas from the Bristol Channel to the Humber and mid-Wales to the East Midlands, said rainfall had been at only 67 per cent of normal levels in its region. “However, there hasn’t been a hosepipe ban in our region for more than 27 years (since 1995), and as we do every year, we continue to monitor reservoir levels and demand for water closely,” a spokesperson said.Affinity Water, which covers parts of London, Dover, Buckinghamshire and Kent among its customers, and Wessex Water, which covers Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, also said it was not planning on imposing bans right now.
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