TEMPORARY HOSEPIPE BAN FROM 12TH AUGUST 2022
South East Water has announced a temporary use (Hosepipe ban) from Friday 12th August 2022.
to the Met Office, July was the driest in Kent since records began in 1836 and
saw the lowest rainfall in Sussex since 1911.
During July we saw just eight per cent of average rainfall for the month and the long-term forecast for August and September is for similar warm, dry weather.
Whilst the temporary use ban is in place, you must not:
Water a garden using a hosepipe
Clean a private motor-vehicle (or a trailer for such a vehicle) using a hosepipe
Water plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a
Clean a private leisure boat using a hosepipe
Fill or maintain a domestic swimming or paddling pool
Draw water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
Fill or maintain a domestic pond (manmade or natural) using a
Fill or maintain an ornamental fountain (including a cascade or
any other display of moving water, and includes filling by permanent plumbing)
Clean walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe
Clean paths or patios using a hosepipe
Clean other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe
Does this affect me?
hosepipe ban is in place for all our customers in Kent and Sussex, excluding
our customers on our Priority Service Register who may find it hard or are
unable to make adaptations, or where other exemptions may apply, as per the
For more details including information concerning the Priority Service Register and for any other frequently asked questions, go to: www.southeastwater.co.uk
3rd August 2022