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Seven water companies in southern and eastern England today announced they will be introducing hosepipe bans on domestic customers from Thursday April 5th.The ban will be effective for all customers who get their water from Anglian Water across our region. The step is being taken to combat the effects of an increasingly severe drought, following the driest 18 month period in more than a century.
Peter Simpson, Managing Director of Anglian Water, said: “This is the first time Anglian Water has imposed a hosepipe ban in more than 20 years, but we believe this is the most sensible and responsible action to take to help safeguard customer supplies for this year, next year and beyond.
“Our region has had its driest 18 months for a century, including two dry winters which have robbed us of the rainfall we need to refill rivers, reservoirs and aquifers.
“In addition to the hosepipe ban, we are asking our 4.2 million customers to help us save water at home, at work and in the garden."
How does it affect you?
We have added more information supplied by Anglian Water to our website. This clarifies what you can and cannot use a hosepipe for during the ban.
Central Bedfordshire Council Updates
Central Bedfordshire Council sent this bulletin at 14-03-2012 03:17 PM GMT