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Press Release - Water Supply - Sprinklers 10.06.2020

Sprinklers banned to protect Alderney's water supply

Alderney's Water Board is reminding residents and gardeners that sprinklers should not be used either at night or in the daytime until further notice.

The ban follows a long period of dry, sunny weather with many people spending more time in their gardens as a result of lockdown restrictions. This has caused a spike in water usage.

Sprinklers use excessive water and Alderney has a limited supply which is treated to a very high standard.

The Water Board asks residents and gardeners to use water carefully and use only a domestic hand-held garden hose.