Water supplier for Kent and Sussex became latest announce a ban on hose lines, referring to demand broke “all previous records” this summer in extremely dry conditions.
In a statement on this website, the South East Water company stated: “It was a time of extreme weather conditions throughout the UK. Official data show this is the driest july on record since 1935, and the period from November 2021 to July 2022 was the driest eight-month period since 1976.
“During July in southeast, we only saw 8% of average rainfall for month, and longterm forecast for august and september for similar weather.
” demand for water this summer broke all previous records, including the heat due to the Covid quarantine. We produce an additional 120 million liters of water per day to supply our customers, which is equivalent to of supply of four more cities the size of of Maidstone or Eastbourne, daily.
“We were left with there is no other way but to limit use of hoses and sprinklers from 0001 on Friday 12 August as part of our offer in Kent and Sussex. area until further notice.
“We accept it step to ensure we have enough water for both are needed use and protect environment. This will allow us to also reduce in amount of water we need take from already local water sources underlined.
south water announced in first ban on the use of hoses of in year last a week covering Hampshire and the island of White from this Friday.