Hosepipe bans in North West England announced
United Utilities (UU) have announced that millions of people will be affected by the first hosepipe ban of the summer in England. Affecting people in the north-west of England from 5 August the ban is said to "safeguard essential supplies".
It said reservoir levels were already low and that hot weather was forecast for the rest of July - other water companies have not published any intent to impose bans.
So it's back to bucket and sponge for washing your car if you're in the North West! 🚗🚙