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Pool water to help Islands' dwindling supplies

Water from the National Sports Centre swimming pools is being made available this week to help preserve dwindling stocks in the Isle of Man's reservoirs.

A hosepipe ban came into force in the Island on 3 August following the recent prolonged spell of dry weather.

The Meteorological Office has also forecast only a moderate probability of normal rainfall over the next three months, meaning there is little chance of reservoirs being topped up in the near future.

A hosepipe ban came in to force on the Isle of Man on August 3rd Credit: pa

Up to one and a half million litres of water will be available from the competition and leisure pools at the NSC until 3pm on Friday 10 August. The swimming facilities closed on 4 August to enable work to start on a major upgrade.