Parts of Sussex to get Hosepipe Ban

Using hosepipes will be banned from August 12th.

The ban is set to come in from 12th August.

In a statement on its website, South East Water said: “This has been a time of extreme weather conditions across the UK. Official figures show this is the driest July on record since 1935 and the period between November 2021 and July 2022 has been the driest eight-month stint since 1976. During July in the South East, we have only seen eight percent of average rainfall for the month, and the long term forecast for August and September is for similar weather.

“The demand for water this summer has broken all previous records, including the COVID-19 lockdown heatwave. We have been producing an additional 120 million litres of water a day to supply our customers.

“We have been left with no choice but to restrict the use of hosepipes and sprinklers from 0001 on Friday August 12 within our Sussex supply area until further notice.

“We are taking this step to ensure we have enough water for both essential use and to protect the environment. This will enable us to also reduce the amount of water we need to take from already stressed local water sources.”

Southern Water announced the first hosepipe ban of the year last week on Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from this Friday.

More from Sussex News

On Air Now Ian Crouch 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Now Playing
Don't Go Yazoo
Recently Played
  • Embers James Newman 16:35
  • Saturday Nite Earth, Wind & Fire 16:26
  • When I'm Good And Ready Sybil 16:22