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Hosepipe ban lifted

A hosepipe ban was introduced in much of the Anglia region in April, after 2011 was the driest year since 1921. The ban was lifted in June and July.

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Grand Union Canal could be used to ease drought

Anglian Water's Head of Resources Mike Cook has told ITV Anglia the company is considering using the Grand Union Canal to move water from the Midlands to the Milton Keynes area.

The news follows plans revealed this morning to move 30 million litres of water a day from bore holes under Birmingham to an Anglian Water reservoir in Lincolnshire.Neither plan has yet been improved but they are seen as a cheaper alternative to building a custom made national water grid.

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