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Hose Pipe Bans in 2018

Grass Clippings - 2018 Hose Pipe BanA summer hosepipe ban across a swathe of the country was threatened this week – as other areas braced themselves for an autumn drenching.

Southern Water raised the prospect of a ban because its reserves are heavily depleted following south-east England receiving only half its normal rainfall last winter and this autumn being dry so far.

One of its reservoirs, Bewl Water, on the Kent and East Sussex border, is only 34 per cent full. Another reservoir operated by the company, which supplies Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, is just 43 per cent full.

Meanwhile, the Met Office is warning of more than half a month’s rain in one day for parts of Lancashire, Cumbria, the North East and Yorkshire tomorrow. More than 2in could fall even at low levels, rising to 4in on high ground.

Average November rainfall for the whole of England is 3.5in, rising to 5.5in for north-west England.

Be prepared by making sure your lawn is fighting fit by the t ime any proposed hose pipe ban comes into place.  Let's wait and see. 

Read more on The Daily Mail

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