According to the revelation of Daily Mails nearly twenty million homes will be hit with hosepipe bans to cope with the worsening drought. A total of seven firms are introducing water restrictions as a result of two unusually dry winters which have left reservoirs, aquifers and rivers well below normal levels. In South and East of England water companies will announce restrictions affecting one in three homes in the UK. Other areas could soon follow. The companies have a total of around 20million customers. According to insiders Anglian, Southern, Thames, South East and Veolia – which cover part of London and the Home Counties – are set to bring in bans which will start in two to four weeks.
It is expected that the restriction on sprinklers and hosepipes is expected to come into effect within week. Filling swimming pools, paddling pools, ponds and fountains, Watering of public parks, gardens and allotments and any apparatus connected to a hosepipe will include in this ban. Some of the midland countries could also introduce a ban in the coming weeks. There is a warning from The National Farming Union of price rises for UK-grown vegetables and fruit, while crop-based products, such as bread and beer, could also be subject to price hikes.
Officially there are 14 counties in the South, the East and the Midlands are in drought presently. The announcement coincides with an Environment Agency report which will add the rest of the Midlands and Yorkshire to the area at ‘high risk’ of summer drought. The consequences of the drought are likely to extend to the High Street, with the lack of rain resulting in a shortfall in the production of arable crops, particularly wheat and barley. In February the water companies warned that hosepipe bans were on the cards, as the Environment Department (Defra) declared the South East had joined most of East Anglia in a state of drought. This thing will increase the household expense of people’s and to cope with that apply at 2500 loan and get quick funds for increasing expenses.
Due to the following second driest 12 months on record in the region, Southern Water ringing in a ban on hosepipes and sprinklers for domestic customers in Kent and Sussex from April 5 for the first time since 2005/2006. According to Meyrick Gough, The Company’s water strategy manager, the measures are being brought in following an exceptionally dry 12 months. There are currently no plans for restrictions in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight as a result of higher rainfall in the western part of the company’s region.