THE company that supplies water to Basingstoke residents said it is “continuing to monitor the situation” after asking customers in the town to restrict water use.

As previously reported, South East Water has asked customers in Basingstoke to 'reduce water use' at peak times to prevent low-pressure issues.

It is asking customers in this area to ‘use hosepipes sparingly to ensure there is enough water for everyone’.

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A spokesperson for South East Water said demand in the Hampshire area has “increased considerable”, although the county is not experiencing the same water supply issues as those in Kent and Sussex, where a hosepipe ban came into force on June 26. 

The spokesperson added: “For the time being, we are in a position that we can continue to ask our customers to apply voluntary restraint on the amount of water they use at home.

“We are continuing to monitor the situation and will advise customers if circumstances change.”