You've heard of dry January - well, in Yorkshire we've had dry March, April, May, June and July, with 34% less rain than the long term average.
The forecast’s looking similar for August. And while our teams are out 24/7 fixing leaks and looking after your water, we’re asking for your help to use a bit less too.
As a business, you will be allowed to use a hosepipe if this is directly related to the use of water for your commercial purposes. There are restrictions on you using a hosepipe if not for those essential needs – so using a hosepipe to clean a path outside your business property, for example, would be covered by the ban. There are more specific examples in the questions below.