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Hosepipe ban lifted across Oxfordshire

Thames Water says the ban has ended after November saw a month of rainfall in just two weeks.

The hosepipe ban has been in place across the county and the rest of Thames Valley and London since 24th August.

The restrictions were due to record temperatures during the summer. Between November 2021 and October this year, we also experienced below average rainfall.

Storage levels are improving at many reservoirs across the region. This includes Farmoor, which supplies approximately 480,000 customers across Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, where water levels have returned to near normal levels of 87%. 

 Its as both September and October experienced long term average rainfall above 130% and in the first two weeks of November we have already received a months' worth of rainfall. 

Sarah Bentley, Thames Water CEO said: “We are grateful to our customers for their support in saving water during the hosepipe ban. Small changes can make a huge difference when it comes to preserving water and we’re thankful to all our customers for their efforts. 

“Careful consideration has gone into our decision to remove the ban. Despite the recent rain, we still need to protect our future water supply. We need more rain throughout winter to ensure our rivers and reservoirs are fully recharged, ready for spring and summer next year.  

 “Whilst storage levels have improved at many of our reservoirs, we’re not out of the woods yet. Some sites in West London remain below average, which is why we’re adopting a cautious approach and carefully monitoring water levels throughout autumn and winter.      

“It’s also why fixing leaks remains our top priority. We’re investing millions to upgrade infrastructure across the region. This supports my Turnaround plan, which aims to transform Thames Water’s performance, improving the service our customers receive and protecting the environment. 

“Our teams fix over 1,000 leaks a week- that’s one leak every 10 minutes. Thames Water will spend over £55million to further help reduce leakage and £200million replacing water mains, over the next three years.”  

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