ANGLIAN Water is one of seven companies which has announced they will be introducing hosepipe bans on domestic customers from April 5.
The company has said the step is being taken to combat the effects of an increasingly severe drought, following the driest 18 month period in more than a century.
Peter Simpson, managing director, said: “This is the first time Anglian Water has imposed a hosepipe ban in more than 20 years, but we believe this is the most sensible and responsible action to take to help safeguard customer supplies for this year, next year and beyond.”
Anglian’s 4.2 million customers are also being asked to save water at home, at work and in the garden.
People have until April 5 to contact Anglian Water to suggest what exemptions if any, are appropriate.
At present, the ban will only apply to domestic use of hosepipes for things like gardening, washing cars and windows and filling paddling pools. People can still use buckets for car washing etc.