Thames Water hosepipe ban to begin next week as 15m customers face restrictions

Thames Water hosepipe ban to begin next week as 15m customers face restrictions
The ban will come into force on 24 八月

Thames Water has announced it will introduce a hosepipe ban next week as 15 million customers face restrictions.

The ban is set to come into force on Wednesday 24 八月.

It come the day after South West Water announced banthe first in 26 年 – to cope with drought conditions in 康沃尔德文郡. The restrictions there will begin on Tuesday 23 八月.

有过 a string of hosepipe bans in other parts of England as water companies look to save resources following a period of prolonged dry weather.

Have you been impacted by a hosepipe ban in your area? If so email holly.bancroft@independent.co.uk

在其网站上的一份声明中, 泰晤士河水说: “在有记录以来最干燥的七月之后, 和低于平均水平的降雨量 10 最后的 12 月, 我们河流和水库的水位比平时低得多.

“We have more teams reducing leakage than ever before, 在职的 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. 但, with low rainfall forecast for the coming months, 我们现在需要在我们的干旱计划中采取下一步行动.

<p>A view of Blackheath, London as the heatwave turns parks from green to yellow.  </磷>

A view of Blackheath, London as the heatwave turns parks from green to yellow.

“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,“ 他加了.

Thames Water have previously said that they were doing “everything it can” to fix leaks.

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