Free water deal could end soon

For more than 100 years villagers on the Isle of Wight have enjoyed free water - thanks to a deal struck in 1907 - but that could change.

Hosepipe ban

Water boss defends hose ban

The Managing Director of South East Water has defended a decision to keep the hospipe ban in place by saying his area is still in drought.

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Your views on hosepipe ban

You've been contacting us with your thoughts on the hosepipe ban.

Mark Ayrton from Portsmouth tells us: "I won't be trying to save anything. They're not going to cut my water bill, so if I pay for it - I'll use it."

Marc Holloway from Southampton says: "We have no leaks in our house, but pay through the roof for our water. We should be charging the water companies for their loss."

Kerry Coomber from Carterton adds: "We will be sharing baths - but I will make sure that I get to go first"

And, Sandra Penny from Gosport says: "We never waste water. We save it for the garden. Our fruit and veg comes first."

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