We’re gag­ging for bore­holes

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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.

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