From Wednesday 24 August, there will be a hosepipe ban (also known as a Temporary Use Ban).
After the driest July on record, and below average rainfall in 10 of the last 12 months, water levels in rivers and reservoirs are much lower than usual.
Thames Water have more teams reducing leakage than ever before, working 24/7 to find and fix more than 1,100 leaks every week. The recent heatwaves mean that demand for water is also at record levels.
Although the ban officially starts on 24 August, the sooner we can all save more water, whether using a hosepipe or not, the better for everyone.
The restrictions apply to all customers Thames Water supply water to even if they don't bill you directly.
Read the full rules and find out more about water restrictions.
Up to: August 2022
Updated: 18 August 2022