Hosepipe bans to be lifted

Hosepipe bans in place since April are to be lifted by three of the UK's biggest water companies.

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Thames Water: 'We have enough water for the year'

Thames Water, Anglian Water and Southern Water will remove the ban on using hosepipes from midnight tonight. The decision follows record levels of rainfall across the UK in April, and a cool and damp May and June.

Richard Aylard, sustainability director of Thames Water, said that although reservoir levels are not completely back to normal there would be no restrictions on water use for the rest of the year.

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