Quar­ter of gar­den­ers are break­ing the ban

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

One in four Bri­tons have been us­ing their hosepipes in spite of the ban, a sur­vey has found. 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. How­ever 46 per cent of those ques­tioned last week have been sav­ing rain­wa­ter to combat the ef­fects of the drought.

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