British water company Thames Water has banned all of its 14 million customers from using hoses for watering since August 24 due to a drought in the country, according to a statement published on the organization's website.
The company explains this by the fact that little rainfall is predicted in the coming months.
Following the driest July on record and insufficient rainfall for 10 of the past 12 months, the rivers and reservoirs are well below normal levels, the statement said.
The ban applies to the use of hoses connected to the water supply.
Thames Water is a British company providing water and wastewater services in London and the surrounding counties of southern England. The company serves about 14 million consumers in Britain.