Anglian Water to lift hosepipe ban
ANGLIAN Water will lift its hosepipe ban from tomorrow (Thursday) after the wettest April in 113 years.
Reservoir and groundwater aquifer levels fell to record lows at the start of April that led to the Huntingdon-based company imposing the two-month ban.
The torrential rain in April, May and beginning of June has boosted river flows and refilled reservoirs hit by the two-year drought.
Paul Valleley, Anglian Water’s director of Water Services, said: “I am delighted that we are able to make this announcement. It was never our intention to keep these restrictions in place a moment longer than necessary.
“When we introduced the ban back on April 5, we had just been through the driest year on record and gone two winters without the rainfall needed to recharge reservoirs and aquifers.
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“We were heading into the summer with reserves well below normal.”
He added: “Almost from the moment we announced the ban it started raining and April turned out to be the wettest in our 113-year records.
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“There’s no way we could have predicted it, but in some places we had three times the average rainfall in April. Crucially, it fell just within the traditional ‘recharge’ season.”