Fountain back on as hosepipe ban is lifted in the Horsham District

JPCT 130312 Park North, Hosham District Council office. Photo by Derek Martin

JPCT 130312 Park North, Hosham District Council office. Photo by Derek Martin

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With the regional hosepipe ban lifted on June 14, Horsham District Council is starting to turn back on its water features in the District.

Despite the ban being lifted, Horsham District Council will continue to save water where possible as part of its environmental and efficiency commitments.

Horsham District Council will also take the following actions to save water where it can in relation to its own services:

- only use recycled water to water plants 
- use drought resistant plants 
- continue to ensure water is used wisely and not wasted in council offices and buildings

In case of a drought in the Horsham District, The Sussex Adverse Weather Framework will be activated in response to drought conditions based on advice from the Environment Agency.

HDC Cabinet Member for a Safer and Healthier District Sue Rogers said: “Many of us will be pleased that the ban is lifted but it continues to remain incumbent upon us to use natural resources as responsibly as possible.”

Updates and information will be posted on the Council’s Facebook and Twitter @horshamdc pages as well as the Horsham District Council website www.horsham.gov.uk in the case of any water shortages.