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Hosepipe ban will continue for Chorleywood

posted 13 Jun 2012, 12:01 by Unknown user   [ updated 16 Jun 2012, 11:42 ]
Despite the recent bad weather and the flooding that has been affecting the local roads, our local water company - Veolia Water Central will not be lifting the hosepipe ban.

There has been much coverage in the press that neighbouring Water authorities Thames Water and Anglia Water will be lifting their restrictions. However as Veolia Water is much more dependant upon ground water extraction rather than surface water resources, they have decided to continue with the restrictions.

Mike Pocock, Water Resources Manager of Veolia Water Central said: "Following the unusually dry weather we have experienced over the 24-month period prior to April this year, we will need prolonged and substantial rainfall over a longer period to recharge our aquifers and to move us out of a drought situation. Months of wet weather, particularly during the next autumn and winter period, will be needed to restore groundwater to normal levels. The current temporary use ban, which includes hosepipe usage, has been assisting to reduce demand and conserve our water resources and we would like to thank our customers for their incredible support. Unfortunately at present, we will not be relaxing the temporary use ban further, as we need to conserve our supply of water to prepare for the possibility of a third dry autumn and winter."

Residents should try to continue to use water sparingly, and take advantage of Veolia's offer of FREE Water Saving Devices to local customers.

We'll be displaying this poster in our noticeboards in the village to help spread the word.