The weather’s been lovely… but lack of rain and high

demand for water means that our reservoir levels are
now lower than we’d like for this time of year.

That’s why a hosepipe ban will be introduced
across most of the North West on 5th August.
Hosepipes and sprinklers use an incredible amount
of water and a ban will help to reduce demand
and ensure we have enough water to go round for
essentials such as drinking, washing and cooking.
Once the ban is in force, it means you won’t be able
to use hosepipes or sprinklers until further notice.
A complete list of do’s and don’ts can be found on
our website at unitedutilities.com where you will
also find an address checker so you can see if your
postcode is affected by the ban.

Although the ban doesn’t start until 5th August,
it would really help if you could avoid using
hosepipes and sprinklers at this time as it makes
a huge difference in the amount of water being
used across the North West. Please use a
watering can instead or, even better, reuse any
water from the home such as water from washing
up bowls or bath water.

Thanks for your support, together we can keep
the North West flowing this summer.