Reality Check: Do hosepipe bans work?

The UK heatwave has led to much talk of whether there will be hosepipe bans, although so far only Northern Ireland Water has introduced one.

The UK heatwave has led to much talk of whether there will be hosepipe bans, although so far only Northern Ireland Water has introduced one.

But do they work? The answer is that they probably do, although the reductions in water demand tend not to be huge.

There's been some research into the effectiveness of hosepipe bans, particularly looking at the widespread bans in 2006 and 2012.

The problem with 2012 was that the restrictions were introduced in early April - but...
source: BBC

2018-07-17 04:32
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