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Sussex hosepipe ban is over
Southern Water will today announce it is lifting the hosepipe ban which has been in place since April, it has been reported.
The company will formally announce the end of the restrictions today and they will be officially lifted tomorrow.
Seven water companies across southern and eastern England brought in hosepipe bans to combat drought, after two unusually dry winters left some groundwater supplies and rivers as low as in the drought year of 1976.
But the restrictions introduced early in April were followed by record rainfall across the UK for that month, and more rain in May and the beginning of June.
Southern Water confirmed it is lifting the restrictions in Kent and Sussex.
The news came as heavy downpours battered Britain, with forecasters warning they are set to continue through the rest of the week.
South East Water have hosepipe bans remaining in place. South East Water said today its ban would remain in place. The others were unavailable for comment.