Dispatch district likely to escape hosepipe bans

HOSEPIPE bans are unlikely in the Dispatch district — despite warnings that Nottinghamshire and other parts of the East Midlands could be hit by droughts in the coming months.

Severn Trent Water does not believe there will be any restrictions on water usage in the coming months. It says it is confident it has resources to cope, even if the dry weather continues.

The Environment Agency has pinpointed Nottinghamshire as being at ‘high risk’ of drought this spring and summer in its ‘Drought Prospects Report’.