South East Water has announced a ban on hosepipe and sprinkler use for its prospects in Kent and Sussex.
The ban will start off on 12 August, with an stop date that has but to be decided.
It will come just days after Southern Water declared the to start with hosepipe ban of the year for customers in Hampshire and Isle of Wight. That ban begins this Friday.
South East Water stated its ban is vital to make confident there is more than enough drinking water for necessary use and to defend the natural environment, incorporating that the ban would decrease the volume of water taken from “now pressured local water resources”.
It claimed: “This has been a time of intense climate ailments across the Uk.
“Official figures display this is the driest July on record since 1935 and the period among November 2021 and July 2022 has been the driest eight-month stint because 1976.
“During July in the South East, we have only observed 8% of average rainfall for the thirty day period, and the long time period forecast for August and September is for equivalent weather.”
It included: “The desire for drinking water this summertime has damaged all preceding information, including the COVID lockdown heatwave.
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“We have been making an additional 120 million litres of drinking water a day to offer our clients, which is the equal of supplying a even further four cities the size of Maidstone or Eastbourne, daily.”
South East H2o supplies 520 million litres of water every day to 2.2 million consumers.
Its h2o is drawn from far more than 250 boreholes, six rivers and 6 reservoirs.
Resource: The Sun