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MU chair calls for 'responsible' water usage during hosepipe ban

Tim Baker urges public to use common sense

The chair of Manx Utilities is calling on the public to be ‘responsible’ with water usage, following the introduction of a hosepipe ban at midnight last night (Friday, 5 June).

It’s thought the island’s reservoirs have dropped to around 75% of capacity - even lower than at this time two years ago when the last ban was imposed following a period of drought.

Tim Baker is directing people to the organisation’s website for more information on what is and isn't allowed, but says it’s mostly common sense:

People can be fined as much as £2,000 for breaking the rules.

To find out more, head to manxutilities.im.

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