Hosepipe ban relaxed

RULES on the on-going hosepipe ban have been relaxed by Anglian water following the wet spring weather.

Turf growers and commercial gardeners will be able to water newly laid turf and plants with a hosepipe for up to 28 days.

Anglian Water was one of seven water firms to impose restrictions on April 5.

Paul Valleley, Anglian Water’s director of water services, said: “While our region remains in drought following two very dry years, there can be no doubt that the recent downpours have helped by refilling reservoirs and reducing demand.”