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Partial lifting of hosepipe ban

Some of our region's horticultural businesses are becoming exempt from the hosepipe ban.

For at least the next 28 days, turf growers and landscape gardeners are now allowed to use a hosepipe on private property - for things like bedding in a newly laid lawn.

Anglian Water and Thames Water relaxed their bans after the exceptionally wet April. Veolia Water Central and East have kept their full bans in place, while Essex and Suffolk Water never imposed any hosepipe ban.

It is very essential that the water companies have done this otherwise people would have lost jobs and probably some already have lost their jobs through the loss of trade from the turf harvesting industry.

– Tim Cannon, Spearhead Turf

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