Wildlife groups have welcomed the hosepipe
bans and have renewed calls for widespread water metering and reform of the process for abstracting water from rivers.
And another said wemay have to get used to more hosepipe
bans because climate change will make water more scarce.
Meanwhile other householders in the area face fines of up to pounds 1,000 if they flout the hosepipe
ban imposed across the South-East, which affects around 13 million people.
I knew that as long as the hosepipe
was there, I could get out, without that it could have been very difficult.
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Despite heavy rain, seven water authorities slapped on hosepipe
bans in April following a particularly dry March.
What do you think of the possibility of a hosepipe
July 2010 may have been the month that brought heatwaves and hosepipe
bans to some areas of the UK, but according to provisional statistics from the Met Office, it was also the wettest July on record.
Fellow gardeners, it's time to go to war and rebel against these hosepipe
bans by watering your precious lawns and plants.
Severn Trent says it has no plans to bring in a hosepipe
ban in the Midlands.
Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman said: "If an area is no longer in drought the public shouldn't have the possibility of hosepipe
bans or other temporary restrictions hanging over their heads.
The dry weather has forced my local authority to impose a hosepipe