The ban will come into force on 24 agosto
A Thames Water anunciou que irá introduzir uma proibição de mangueiras na próxima semana. 15 milhões de clientes enfrentam restrições.
The ban is set to come into force on Wednesday 24 agosto.
Houve a string of hosepipe bans in other parts of England as water companies look to save resources following a period of prolonged dry weather.
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Em comunicado em seu site, Água do Tamisa disse: “Depois do julho mais seco já registrado, e chuvas abaixo da média 10 do último 12 meses, os níveis de água em nossos rios e reservatórios são muito mais baixos do que o normal.
“We have more teams reducing leakage than ever before, trabalhando 24/7 to find and fix more than 1,100 leaks every week. The recent heatwaves mean that demand for water is also at record levels.
“We’ve been working around the clock to supply everyone, and customers have been brilliant at saving water where they can. Mas, with low rainfall forecast for the coming months, agora precisamos dar o próximo passo em nosso plano de seca.
“Everything we do now will help protect supplies next summer and help the environment.
“We know these restrictions impact your day-to-day activities around your home and beyond, and we’re grateful for your support.”
The announcement comes as Thames Water faces criticism over their executive bonuses.
Councillor Clive Jones, leader of Wokingham Borough Council, has said that the firm should stop handing out “eyewatering” bonuses and instead use the money to fix leaking pipes.
He said the company was “failing to fix leaks totalling millions of litres a day”.
Thames Water bosses were awarded £2.4million in bonuses in 2021, Cllr Jones said.
He told the council: “The worst part is, ministers are just letting water firms get away with scandal after scandal and residents in our area are sick of it.
“These are the very same water companies which pollute our local rivers with disgusting sewage, harming animals and people swimming in them," ele adicionou.
Thames Water have previously said that they were doing “everything it can” to fix leaks.