Prohibition of Use of Hoses in London

A ban on the use of water hoses out to millions of homes in Britain after one of the driest periods on record for two years hit Britain.

Families who violate the ban could face a fine of 1000 pounds (about Rp14, 56 million) when the water companies throughout the country is grappling with a worsening drought.

Seven producers in south-east England; Southern Water, South East Water, Thames Water, Anglian Water, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Veolia Central and South East will enforce the ban starts on Thursday.

The ban applies to the use of hoses in the garden, the plants, car or boat for “recreational”, to fill or drain the pond, pool or fountain; to clean walkways, walls, and windows.

Environmental agency said that the river has decreased and water storage reservoirs is below normal limits.

Peter Simpson, Anglian Water director of regulation, explains: “Two dry winters have prevented the rivers, reservoirs, water storage and recharging of the ones we have and supply sepenjang this year, especially during summer when water demand increases.

Mike Hegarty, operations director of Sutton and East Surrey Water said the company was “deeply regrets” the ban should be issued but they had no other choice with respect to an increase in the seriousness of the drought.

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