Millions of people will be affected by the first hosepipe ban of the summer in England.
United Utilities (UU) said a temporary ban affecting seven million people in the north-west of England from 5 August would “safeguard essential supplies”.
It said reservoir levels were already low and hot weather was forecast for the rest of July.
Other water companies across England said they had adequate supplies and had no plans to impose similar bans.
Carlisle and north Eden Valley are exempt from the ban as they receive water from local sources – not the network which serves the rest of the region – and have not been as badly affected by the lack of rainfall, the firm said.
Eastern parts of Cheshire are affected, but Chester and West Cheshire are not as they are covered by Severn Trent Water.
However the good news for us is that because we are a business and primarily have to use a hosepipe to carry out our work we are exempt, so PLEASE still give us a call for any of the services we offer, as always we would be more than happy to assist you!
We look forward to seeing you soon!