Thought this may be of interest to fellow gardeners in Thames Valley area.............
21 May 2012 - Thames Water notice from website
Embattled landscaping, turf and gardening businesses were made exempt from the ‘hosepipe ban’ today after it was confirmed that record rainfall had reduced the severity of the ongoing water shortage in the South and East of England.
The adjustment to the Temporary Use Bans imposed by Thames Water and six other companies will allow gardening businesses to use hosepipes to water newly laid turf and plants, for up to 28 days.
Thames Water was one of seven water suppliers to impose restrictions on its customers on April 5. Since then two-and-a-half times the normal amount of rain fell in April, and frequent showers have continued through most of May.
Alex @ blueskieswatersystems.co.uk