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UK on brink of first hosepipe ban since 2012 as Britain sizzles in 33C heatwave

BRITAIN is on the verge of a hosepipe ban with temperatures continuing to soar as the summer heatwave intensifies with forecasters predicting a prolonged dry spell.

  • Simon Osborne
  • Express

Water companies are urging customers to voluntarily curb their use to prevent any potential compulsory restrictions.

Tread 2bUnited Utilities, which serves the North West, said it “urgently needed help and support” from its three million customers to stop a ban from being imposed.

The region has not had rain for three weeks, leading to plunging reservoir levels, and the…

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