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.
Veolia Water Central - which covers Herts, Essex, Beds and Bucks - has announced it is lifting its hosepipe ban with immediate effect.
Three of the UK's biggest water companies have lifted hosepipe bans which have been in place since April.
The Environment Agency says the recent wet weather has greatly reduced the risk of drought and widespread water restrictions this summer.