Mid Kent Water Keeps Hosepipe Ban

Due to underground water supplies still being to low, Mid Kent Water have announced their Hosepipe and Sprinkler ban will stay in place. The water company – which provides services to 580,000 customers in Kent – is the only one to retain a ban.

Due to underground water supplies still being too low, Mid Kent Water have announced their Hosepipe and Sprinkler ban will stay in place. The water company – which provides services to 580,000 customers in Kent – is the only one to retain a ban.

The region relies on underground reserves or aquifers for 90% of its water supplies and they say that levels remain critically low, despite above average rainfall this winter. A spokesperson said that they would only consider lifting the ban once they were confident there was enough water for the rest of the year.

4 Comments on Mid Kent Water Keeps Hosepipe Ban

  1. I am sick and tired of paying for a water service that Mid Kent Water refuse to supply.
    I do not believe that underground supplies are still at critically low levels. How can we challenge this?

  2. Hi John – thanks for your comment.

    You’re not the only one with these views and not just about Mid Kent Water. It’s an interesting point about having some proof from them that underground supplies are still low. Presumably Ofwat looks at such things?

    I still think there’s a case for not paying water bills in the way that a few pensioners have defied councils over council tax. Where they’ve always gone wrong in my opinion is that there aren’t sufficient numbers involved. If say a few hundred people got together and said they weren’t paying their water bills then something ‘might’ get done.

    Feel free to gather the numbers right here!

  3. Why should anyone pay for a service that Kent Water company cannot supply. Stop wasting water as a company, as in leaking pipes etc. and serve the people that you take the money from, without providing the service you claim to be giving.

  4. Diane Williams // June 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm // Reply

    Surely it’s obvious that there is insufficient infrastructure in this area now? New houses continue to be built with two or more bathrooms and dishwashers, washing machines etc with no extra water catchment being put in place. It isn’t ‘rocket science’, why is it not insisted upon that each new housing development should allow for new water storage facilities. We have enough rain if we would only bother to CATCH IT.

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