We’re gagging for boreholes
BOREHOLES are booming as England goes crazy for DIY water supplies in the worst drought since the heatwave of 1976.
Specialist drilling firms have seen a dramatic leap in business as farmers and residents fork out up to £15,000 for the right to their very own back garden water supply.
Boreholes can secure up to 20,000 litres of free water a day without the need for a licence.
Simon Allen, owner of Cruwman Ltd, based in Glemsford, Suffolk, said: “Business has soared – there’s been a lot of new interest.
“People with irrigation systems and large gardens especially have really sounded desperate with the pressure of a hosepipe ban.”
Another 17 English counties were declared official drought zones on Monday.