Watering the lawn is going to prove a bit harder from today, as seven water suppliers introduce a hosepipe ban across southeast England.
Thames, Southern, South East, Anglian, Sutton and East Surrey, Veolia Central and Veolia South East water companies have all imposed the ban, which affects up to 20m people. Flouting the ban could mean a £1,000 fine.
And if you’re suspicious that your neighbours are watering their roses on the sly, some companies have even set up a hotline for you to grass (um…) them up.
If you’re worried, the Guardian has a handy checklist of what you can and can’t do under the ban.
How do you guys feel about this? My garden is far too small to even warrant a hose, but my aunt in north London isn’t exactly thrilled at the prospect of having to use a watering can on her vegetable patch. Are you going to be affected by the ban?
By Zing Tsjeng. Photo by Jez Page under a CC licence