Residents Reminded About Hosepipe Ban

April 4, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

Local residents are being reminded that, despite the current rainfall, the hosepipe ban is due to start on 5th April. The ban will be effective for all domestic customers across the Anglian Water area. The step is being taken to combat the effects of an increasingly severe drought, following the driest 18 month period in more than a century. This is the first time Anglian Water has imposed a hosepipe ban in more than 20 years, […]

Official: It’s A Drought

June 10, 2011 Spilsby Online 0

An official drought status has been confirmed today for parts of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire by Defra and the Environment Agency. The move is as a result of the driest spring since records began in 1910, leading to rivers with lower than normal water levels and very dry soil. Lincolnshire, the Cambridgeshire fens, and Northamptonshire are currently of most concern but river levels are also generally falling in the rest of the East of England. […]