Drought hits north Derbyshire

Parts of Yorkshire now in drought
No restrictions on water use expected at the moment Photo: ITV Central News

Areas of the north Midlands and Yorkshire are officially suffering from drought.

Earlier this month seven of the country's water companies announced hosepipe bans would come into force before Easter in a bid to conserve water supplies in the face of two unusually dry winters.

But while the rivers Don, Rother, Hull and Derwent are at low or very low levels for the time of year, the Environment Agency said public water supplies were unlikely to be affected in the region.

And Yorkshire Water said it did not anticipate any restrictions such as hosepipe bans at the moment.

In a statement, the company said: "As the dry weather continues, we will be keeping the local water resource situation under constant review.

"Our regional water supply system gives us flexibility, what it doesn't give us is an unlimited supply of water, so we would always encourage our customers to only use what they need, when they need it."

For full coverage on the drought in Yorkshire go to ITV Calendar

For tips on how to conserve water go to the Waterwise website