Thames Water have announced there will be a hosepipe ban starting from next week as water levels in its reservoirs are “much lower than usual.”
The hosepipe ban will come into affect on 24 August because the Met Office has predicted there will be “low rainfall forecast” in the coming months.
Thames Water said in a statement, “We have more teams reducing leakage than ever before, working 24/7 to find and fix more than 1,100 leaks every week.
“The recent heatwaves mean that demand for water is also at record levels.
“We’ve been working around the clock to supply everyone, and customers have been brilliant at saving water where they can.
“But, with low rainfall forecast for the coming months, we now need to take the next step in our drought plan. Everything we do now will help protect supplies next summer and help the environment.
“We know these restrictions impact your day-to-day activities around your home and beyond, and we’re grateful for your support.”
Despite having rain over the past two days the Environment Agency warned it will take weeks of rain to replenish water resources.