Wettest drought ever comes to an end!
Last week saw the last of the water restrictions in our area finally lifted! Weeks and months of endless rain have helped top up under-ground water reserves.
It has come too late to help sales for the horticultural industry for this season, but hopefully we can start next season on an even keel. Hosepipe bans can effect the volume of plants sold as customers cut back to save on watering.
A spokesperson for South-East water has warned us still to be vigilant with our water use, as underground levels are still below average for the time of year. If we suffer another dry Autumn and Winter, the hosepipe ban could be put in place again next Spring.