Hosepipe ban to be introduced for Merseyside due to low reservoir levels

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United Utilities is to introduce a hosepipe ban to Merseyside on 5th August.

Up to 7 million people will be affected across the North West due to low reservoir levels.

Record scorching temperatures and dry weather over the last few weeks has lead to the ban.

Water services director Martin Padley said: “Reservoir levels are still lower than we would expect at this time of year. “It is not a decision we have taken lightly.”

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The main restrictions include:

  • Watering a garden and/or plants using a hosepipe
  • Cleaning a private car, van, motorbike, trailer, caravan or leisure boat using a hosepipe
  • Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming pool, paddling pool or ornamental fountain
  • Cleaning walls or windows using a hosepipe
  • Using a water from a hosepipe for domestic recreational use
  • Cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
  • Cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe.

United Utilities say that if anyone ignores the ban and is found to be guilty of an offence, they could receive a fine of up to £1,000.

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