Hosepipe ban on the way for parts of the UK

Hose spraying water in a garden
Hosepipe bans have been introduced in Sussex and Kent due to rising levels of demand for water and limiting supply (Image credit: Getty Images)

Hosepipes bans have been introduced in Sussex and Kent with many other areas of the UK set to follow.

The decision was made by South East Water who announced that due to exceptionally high demand for drinking water in June, similar to last year's drought, it has been compelled to take action in an attempt at saving water supplies. 

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