Hosepipe ban - update
Published: 15 November 2022
The temporary hosepipe ban came into force across the Thames Valley on 24 August 2022 following extremely hot weather conditions and one of the driest years on record. Despite recent rainfall, rivers are still well below their average level and reservoirs are down by as much as 25% so Thames Water has made the decision to continue the ban, probably until 2023.
Further information, including details of what is and is not permitted, may be found on Thames Water's web site.