Thames Water: 'Monsoon downpours in June has changed things'

We have had two-and-a-half times the average rainfall for April, we have had steady showers in May and then monsoon downpours in June. That's changed things."

– Spokesman for Thames Water

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Hosepipe bans to be lifted

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