Sewers in Bristol are receiving a cyber style makeover thanks to a new edition to the Wessex Water workforce. A robot - nicknamed 'Arnie' for its film star resemblance - was unveiled as a new member of the team last month.
Complete with a CCTV camera, it can be lowered into sewers from manholes and controlled from a console onboard a van to search for blockages or damage.
The Environment agency has officially declared a drought in the region. Despite this, Wessex Water - which is based in Bath - says there will not be a hosepipe ban and people can continue to use water as normal.