Is there a hosepipe ban in my area?

Yorkshire Water is the latest water company to announce a hosepipe ban because of the unusually dry weather.

Hosepipe bans are already in place across large parts of southern England, and are planned for south-west Wales.

People living in these areas are not allowed to use hosepipes to water lawns or plants, to clean cars or to fill paddling pools.

Southern Water imposed a ban in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight on 5 August, and South East Water imposed a ban in Kent and Sussex on 12 August.

Welsh Water has announced a hosepipe ban to come into force on 19 August, covering Pembrokeshire and a small part of Carmarthenshire.

Yorkshire Water, which has 5 million customers, will start its ban on 26 August.

Thames Water, which has 15 million customers, says it will introduce a ban “in the coming weeks“.

South West Water and SES Water say they may introduce restrictions such as hosepipe bans if the weather stays dry.

Many of the UK’s other water companies say they are monitoring water…

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