A quarter of gardeners breaking hose pipe ban

Sat, May 5, 2012

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

The poll of more than 1,000 people living in drought-affected areas for Gardeners’ World magazine found 25 per cent had been totally or partially ignoring the ban imposed by seven water companies on April 5.

The recent wet weather appears to have weakened gardeners’ resolve to reduce their water usage, as a pre-ban poll revealed 17 per cent of people planned to break the ban.


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