Garden Watering Restrictions_A Review of Hosepipe Ban Legislation (2006)

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This report compiled by Waterwise seeks to clarify the aims of introducing a hosepipe ban, and suggests amendments to the legislation that would make restrictions relevant to today’s society and so be more effective in achieving the aims of a ban. The review briefly discusses the current water situation in the UK, looming changes to water supply, and factors that have led eight water companies imposing hosepipe bans by mid summer 2006. The shortcomings of the current legislation are assessed and finally amendments that could assist in creating a consistent approach to implementing restrictions during times of water shortages are proposed.