Anglian Water has lifted its hosepipe ban after the wettest April since records began 113 years ago. 118 mm of rain fell which is 255% of the long term average for April in this region.
Are we likely to see a hosepipe ban again in the near future? Anglian Water says that “the chances of a dry winter are around one in nine, so to have seen two successive dry winters in the last two years is quite unusual; a third lies outside our experience”.
However, the Environment Agency still says that we are officially in drought and the Park’s management plan to use their water resources wisely in the coming months.