Southern Water has announced a ’Temporary Use Ban’ (TUB), often referred to as a ‘hosepipe ban’, from Friday 5 August 2022 for all its customers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight including the whole of Eastleigh Borough.
The Council is encouraging all its residents not to waste water and not use water for anything covered under the TUB that includes using a hosepipe for:
- Watering a garden,
- Cleaning a private motor-vehicle or leisure boat
- Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
- Filling or maintaining a domestic pond
- Cleaning walls, windows, or patios of domestic premises;
A Council spokesperson said, “We all have a role to play in protecting the environment and health of our precious rivers including the River Itchen that runs through our Borough and we urge our residents to do what they can to reduce their water use.
It is important that people do their best to conserve water by fixing leaking taps, making use of water butts when watering the garden, using a bowl in the sink and even switching off the tap when cleaning their teeth.”
The TUB restrictions will remain in place until there has been enough rain and the river flows are back to a normal level.