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Wet spring ramps up pressure on water companies

The hosepipe ban began on the 5th April 2012 Photo:

Pressure appears to be growing on water companies in our region to lift their hosepipe bans.

The Environment Agency is due to release a report tomorrow detailing the most recent water supplies and rainfall levels. It comes after what was for many parts of the region the wettest April on record, followed by a four day bank holiday of further deluges.

The hosepipe ban began in parts of the Anglia region on the 5th April 2012. A spokesman for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural affairs (Defra) said "no-one wants to see water restrictions in areas if they are no longer needed.”

Drought in the East Credit: ITV Anglia

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