No risk of hosepipe ban in Northants, says Anglian Water

Anglian Water says there is no risk of a hosepipe ban
Anglian Water says there is no risk of a hosepipe ban

Anglian Water has said there is no risk of a hosepipe ban for the county this summer despite the ongoing heatwave.

Even though temperatures are continuing to soar on a daily basis, gardeners who water their plants or parents who have been filling up paddling pools to keep cool will not face a hosepipe ban this year.

A spokesman for the firm which supplies homes and businesses across the county has reassured customers that water levels are healthy and no water restrictions will be needed.

Antony Innes, from Anglian Water, said: “The good news is despite the warm weather and increased demand for water to quench our thirst, cool off or fill paddling pools, water supplies across the Anglian Water region are healthy, meaning there will be no restrictions on water use this year.

“With supplies well above target for this time of year – a deliberate move by the water company following the exceptionally heavy rain of last winter, and in response to the recent drought – we are also well placed looking ahead to next year.

“While resources are currently secure customers are still urged to be sensible with their water use – this is something that we would ask of our customers regardless of the weather outside, and regardless of the time of year.

“It’s a good habit to get into, and it can save people money as well as helping to ensure there is enough water in future.

“We ask people to be sensible with their water use because our region is predicted to get drier, and for the population to grow rapidly in the coming years.

“This means we’ll have less water, but more people to serve – so adapting to use less water now is vital to secure future supplies.“