Heatwave: How the water shortage brought some regions to a hosepipe ban

Some regions of the UK are facing hosepipe bans as extreme heat and dry conditions continue to cause problems.Yorkshire Water has become the latest company to announce a hosepipe ban, with restrictions coming into effect from 26 August. The water company has announced its first hosepipe ban in 27 years as reservoir levels fall below 50%.Yorkshire Water supplies five million customers.Southern Water’s hosepipe ban is already in place.South East Water starts its ban today (12 August)South east England had the driest first half of the year since 1976 Welsh Water, with 3 million customers, has introduced a hosepipe ban for customers in the region of Pembrokeshire and a small part of Carmarthenshire.The ban will come into effect on August 19.Source: PA, BBC, Yorkshire Water