Half of Britain in drought

The Environment Agency has declared official drought zones in a further 17 English counties and warned the shortages could last until Christmas or beyond. It is the worst national water shortage since 1976.

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No hosepipe ban for Wessex Water

Wessex Water has released a statement saying that it is not considering a hopepipe ban but is taking measures to preserve water. The Environment Agency says that an additional 17 counties, including those in the South-West of Britain, are now facing a drought.

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