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Hosepipe ban starts today in Bucks
A HOSEPIPE ban begins in Buckinghamshire today as water companies act following a drought.
Thames Water is one of seven companies across England bringing in restrictions due to the lack of rain fall.
The firm said running a sprinkler for an hour uses as much water as a family of four uses in a whole day.
Richard Aylard, Thames Water’s sustainability director, said: “Right now families’ needs must come first.
“After such a dry two years we have to prioritise the most important uses of water. That means keeping everyone's kitchen and bathroom taps supplied has to take precedence over manicured lawns.
“We want people to work with the ban, not against it.
“We fully understand the limitations this puts on people, especially keen gardeners, but we wouldn’t be putting the ban in place if we didn't need to.
“Saving water now will make it less likely that we will need to bring in tougher restrictions later in the year.”