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Will there be a hosepipe ban in London? Scientists warn of 'zero rain' for next fortnight

Added 08-04-22 12:36:02pm EST - “South East Water has announced a ban from next Friday, affecting 2.2m in Kent and Sussex - while a Southern Water ban for Hampshire and Isle of Wight starts tomorrow.” - Dailymail.co.uk


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Dailymail.co.uk: “Will there be a hosepipe ban in London and South West England?”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some 17million more Britons could be hit by further hosepipe and sprinkler bans in the coming weeks, amid an alert that 'zero or no meaningful' rain is predicted for large parts of the country over the next fortnight.

South East Water has announced a ban from Friday next week, affecting 2.2million customers in Kent and Sussex - while a Southern Water ban for nearly one million people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight starts tomorrow.

Now, 17million more people in other parts of England could soon be hit by further bans after Thames Water and South West Water both warned they might soon have to bring in restrictions - which would affect 15million customers in London and the Thames Valley, and around two million in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. 

This would mean a total of 20million people could be affected by water-use restrictions in England. As it stands, the number of people under a ban from next Friday will stand at around 3.3million - also including the Isle of Man.

Thames Water's last hosepipe ban was in 2012 - and the company said that unless rain falls soon, which forecasters say is not likely, then 'the next stage of the plan would be to introduce a temporary use ban which is likely to include hosepipes'. It added: 'The timing will depend on the amount of water used by our customers.'


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