Remaining hosepipe bans are lifted

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to see the four remaining hosepipe bans lifted following the latest deluge of heavy rain.
South East Water, Veolia South East, Veolia Central and Sutton and East Surrey Water have removed their temporary use bans with immediate effect, following the wettest June on record.
All four companies are heavily dependent on groundwater resources which provide the majority of their water supply. These were at record low levels following two unusually dry winters, but the prolonged rainfall since April means the underground aquifers are now recovering.
The water restrictions were first announced in April with seven water companies across the south and east of England imposing bans. Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water all lifted their bans on 13 June.

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