Preston homeowners are facing a hosepipe ban from early August.Advertisement
United Utilities are introducing the temporary water use restriction due to the long spell of hot weather and increased demand for water.
Preston and the surrounding areas are within the hosepipe ban area.
– watering a garden or plants using a hosepipe
– cleaning a private car, van, motorbike, trailer, caravan or boat using a hosepipe
– filling a domestic swimming pool, paddling pool or fountain
– cleaning walls or windows using a hosepipe
– using water from a hosepipe for domestic recreational use
– cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
– cleaning any artificial outdoor surface using a hosepipe
Sunday 5 August
No date set yet
Read more: River Ribble faces low levels as heatwave continues
There’s a potential £1,000 fine for anyone caught flouting the ban
Tap water can be used to fill a bucket or watering can, and you can use water which has been used before
If you have your own water supply such as a private borehole or rain water duct, you can use this.
There’s a postcode checker on the United Utilities website
There’s a full Q&A section on the United Utilities website