People are being urged to think twice about how much water they use. It's part of a Yorkshire Water campaign to cut usage by a million litres a day across the region. The company is backing the aims of World Environment Day, and wants its customers to do the same. But it's also looking closer to home as it tries to reduce leakage from its own pipe network by ten million litres a day. Sally Simpson took to the skies and sent this report.
Yorkshire Water is investing millions of pounds in new reservoirs that can hold enough drinking water to fill three Olympic swimming pools.
They are being brought in to replace outdated storage tanks and provide a reliable supply of clean water for homes across the county. Paul Burland reports.
As Anglian Water prepares to end its hosepipe ban at midnight for customers in Lincolnshire, Karl McCartney MP shares his views.
Thousands of workers at a water company with customers in North Lincolnshire are going to be balloted for strike action in a row over pay.
Around 5,000 members of the GMB union at Severn Trent will vote on the action after rejecting a 2% pay offer.
The hosepipe ban in Lincolnshire is going to be lifted from tomorrow. We have been speaking to Richard Aylard from Thames Water about why the water companies have made this decision.
It is expected that Anglian Water will lift the hosepipe ban, which has been in place since April.
The ban was first put in to deal with drought because after two dry winters groundwater supplies and river levels were low. However, following the restrictions there has been record rainfall across the UK.
Last week, in a drought briefing, the Environment Agency said the wet weather had significantly reduced the risk of drought and further restrictions for the summer.
Anglian Water is set to announce the end of the hosepipe ban which has been in place since April. Record rainfall since then means river levels and reservoir stocks have improved significantly. The ban is expected to be lifted from Thursday.
The hosepipe ban in Lincolnshire could be lifted sooner than expected following April's heavy rain. Anglian Water could end the ban before the Autumn, but bosses are staying cautious, saying that until water levels are fully restored the ban will stay in place.
Mark Pendlington from Anglian Water has been speaking to us about it.
Customers of Anglian Water are being asked to continue using water wisely. Despite recent spells of rain the Environment Agency says sources may remain low until the end of the year.
While the situation is under constant review, the temporary usage bans – or hosepipe bans, as they are commonly known – remain in place for now.