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Island has enough water for dry winter

MU learning lessons from prolonged dry spell

The Island now has enough water - even if the winter is a dry one.

An Island-wide hosepipe ban was lifted by Manx Utilities this morning, seven weeks after it was imposed following a long, hot spell of weather.

Speaking on today's Mandate programme, (Mon 24) MU Chair Dr Alex Allinson  said their concern had been the combination of lowering stocks and a very dry long-term forecast.

Thanking the public for their co-operation, he said the authority were now learning lessons from the summer . .

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