Yorkshire Water considering hose pipe ban as reservoir levels in region drop

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Yorkshire Water say they are considering issuing a hose pipe ban as reservoir levels in the region continue to drop.

Three companies – Southern Water, Thames Water and South East Water – have already implemented restrictions due to what has been one of the driest summers on record.

Yorkshire Water, which has five million customers, says they could follow suit because of the ongoing dry weather.

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A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “Our reservoir stocks have dropped below 50 per cent, which is 20 per cent lower than normal for this time of year, and river levels remain low due to the lack of rain we’ve seen in our region.

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"With those things in mind, we’re carefully reviewing our current and future position, taking into account the forecast for further high temperatures and little rainfall in the region.

"As a result, temporary use bans and drought permits are the options we’re considering.”