Hosepipe ban begins

THE first hosepipe ban for 20 years is set to begin tomorrow (Thursday).

Anglian Water is asking people to do what they can to save water during what it calls ‘the region’s worst drought for a century’.

Peter Simpson, managing director of Anglian Water, said: “The fact is that it simply has not rained anywhere near enough.

“We cannot know how much rain the rest of the year will bring and that’s why we believe a domestic hosepipe ban now is the most sensible and responsible action to take.”

Customers can still water their gardens if they use a watering can, not a hose, and can still clean their cars, provided they use a bucket.