Simon Robertson, Head of Distribution at South East Water

Water firm defends restrictions

Two of the region's water firms have lifted their hosepipe bans. However, South East Water's ban remains. Meridian asked the firm why.

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South East Water defends ban

On the day two water companies announce restrictions are to be lifted, South East Water says it will keep it's hosepipe bans in place.

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Water firms told to tackle leaks

The hosepipe ban for the South, which came into force at midnight, affects millions of householders across seven water company areas.

The Environment Agency says most reservoirs were now below normal levels and river flows were decreasing. It says two thirds of our rivers are experiencing exceptionally low water levels.

The water firms bringing in restrictions say they are investing significant resources in fixing leaks, but the Environment Agency wants them to do more. More than 3.3 billion litres a day was lost in leaks in 2010/2011, according to the regulator Ofwat.

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