Richard Aylard of Thames Water says its hosepipe ban will be lifted from midnight tonight but has urged customers to use water carefully.
Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water have announced that from Thursday, they are lifting the hosepipe bans that were brought in to combat drought in April. They say heavy rain over the last three months has improved water levels in reservoirs.
The hosepipe ban will remain in place despite London receiving more than double the historic long-term average rainfall for April.
Thames Water said a very soggy April still had not repaired the shortfall left by below-average rainfall for 20 of the previous 25 months.
Thames Water is on a mission to encourage customers to save water during the current hosepipe ban.
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