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OFWAT – Water pressure scheme

Water companies are required to maintain water at a minimum pressure of 0.7 bar – at risk of claims from the public for financial compensation. o.7 bar is equivalent to 7 metres of static head – in other words, the pressure in a water tap from a water tank 7 metres above it. If it falls […]

Hosepipe bans are ineffective and social media makes them obsolete – according to Yorkshire Water

Hosepipe bans are rarely used and there is little evidence to support their effectiveness, according to a new White Paper commissioned by Yorkshire Water. Estimates of average household usage are of 1% used on the garden and 1% on the car, so the impact of hosepipe bans is limited. Yorkshire Water proposes making use of social media and targeted […]