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@EnvAgency asks farmers and water companies to act now in response to drought

Environment Agency asks farmers and water companies to act now in response to drought 12-Mar-2012 Water companies and farmers, as well as businesses and consumers, must take action now to protect water supplies from a prolonged drought, says a new report from the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency’s Drought Prospects report , published today, warns that the drought could spread as far north as East Yorkshire and as far west as the Hampshire –Wiltshire border, if the dry weather continues this spring. The whole of the south east and east Anglia are already in drought. The report calls on water companies to follow their drought plans, show that they are reducing leakage from their networks, consider sharing water with neighbouring companies, and encourage their customers to use water wisely now, which will put them in a better position for the summer. The Agency ...

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