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. Read ITV News' latest report here
Drought has been declared in the West following months of low rainfall. The Environment Agency says the last 18 months have been the second driest on record. It's concerned the dry weather will affect wildlife and wetland habitats but says public water supplies should remain unaffected.
A multi million pound scheme is being proposed using water from the west to help people in the south. Water is badly needed in south east England because of a drought. One idea is to pump water from the River Severn along canals to the River Thames. Ken Goodwin reports.