Hosepipe Ban Lifted in Esher
By Sam_hilton | Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 11:40
Three of the UK's biggest water companies today announced that they are lifting hosepipe bans which have been in place since April. The ban was imposed more than two months ago on April 5th following two very dry winters which had left some groundwater supplies and rivers as low as in the drought year of 1976.
As of midnight tonight in Esher, you can legally use your hosepipe again
But the restrictions introduced early in April were then followed rather ironically by record rainfall across the UK for that month, and more rain in May and the beginning of June. As a result, Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water have now said the restrictions will be officially lifted tomorrow.
A spokesman for Thames Water which covers the Esher area and is the UK's largest water company with 8.8 million customers in London and the Thames Valley area, said: "We have had two-and-a-half times the average rainfall for April, we have had steady showers in May and then monsoon downpours in June."
I'd just like to add to that, enough already! Roll on some warm and dry summer weather!