‘Get a grip and forward plan’- Readers have their say on a possible hosepipe ban

Low water levels in Wayoh Reservoir . Photo: Phil Taylor
Low water levels in Wayoh Reservoir . Photo: Phil Taylor
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A hosepipe ban is on the horizon if hot weather continues, a water firm has warned.

United Utilities has sent an urgent plea to its Lancashire customers asking them to conserve water during the heatwave.

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If not, the firm warned, a hosepipe ban could be on the way.

Customers were told “we urgently need your help to avoid a hosepipe ban”.

A letter from United Utilities stated: “The hot weather means we’re seeing a massive increase in water consumption across our area.”

Customers were told “we urgently need your help to avoid a hosepipe ban”.

A letter from United Utilities stated: “The hot weather means we’re seeing a massive increase in water consumption across our area.”

So.... don’t use a hosepipe to avoid having a hosepipe ban....am I missing something here??

David Brown

All the rain we get. Then we get a few days of hot weather and they start panicking!

Alan Adams

The fires on the moors can’t be helping matters

Michael Whitehouse

Should be a pool ban as well – stop shops selling them, if water is short, if everyone listens we will be okay

Susan Jones

Water needed to fight the current fires.

Pauline Thomas

Pay £60 a month to be told to cut back, what a joke, you never get a rebate!

Alan Pickering

We live in the desert! No such thing ever

Justine Hall

I pay my water rates . I’ll take as long a shower as I like.

Lee Shallcross

I tell you what I did notice, the council leaving sprinklers on all day to water new plants in on the Penwortham bypass this week. Now that’s a joke!

Lisa Boardman

What a surprise for United Utilities . . . it’s summer time again this year. Get a grip and plan, it’s not exactly something new is it.

Paul Turner

You pay 40/50 pound a month then use the water, if they cut water bill don’t use water, but they want full payment so they can sod off

Dave Steele

They have the water, it’s just they can’t keep up with refining it. With the money we pay United Utilities they should have better refinery machines put in place, it’s been going on this since I was 15. A long time ago

Anne Lambert

How do they manage abroad? We all go over to Spain and Turkey and so on ...they don’t have a problem

Ann Smith

But millions of litres will be going on the fires (which obviously is understandable) 
so I don’t think my little hose pipe in the garden is gonna make much difference

Jamie Glover

United Utilities should work on fixing the leaks when reported... not wasting weeks to get around to it... and now they want Joe Public to step up.

John Pointon