We realise that restrictions on using a hosepipe during a drought can be more difficult for some customers than others.
This is why we introduce restrictions for homes, gardens and public places first, and later for businesses and industry.
In the past, this is what you have told us you would like, because homes can save more water, and it means jobs which rely on water are protected for longer.
However, we also allow some ‘exemptions’ for other customers and activities, which we have agreed with all the other water companies in the UK.
We will also consider ‘exemptions’ for other customers and activities in the early stages of a drought, for example: