Hosepipe Ban: Current Situation

Hosepipe Ban Current Situation

There are currently no hosepipe bans or water restrictions in place in the UK.

21st of June 2017: Affinity Water is currently asking its customers to “keep using water wisely”. This coincides with a heatwave where their region is seeing a 50% increase in water demand, sometimes leading to low water pressure for customers.

Following the driest winter for 20 years in 2016/2017, there are concerns about drought and hosepipe bans for 2017. However, the last major hosepipe ban in 2012 followed two dry winters and therefore we believe hosepipe bans and water restrictions are unlikely in 2017.

We will update this page as and when changes occur. Please also see our Latest News and Home pages for more information.