Guidance on temporary water restrictions – Relevant for bowls clubs

12th August, 2022

Following the recent spell of hot, dry weather, two water companies in the south of England have announced water restrictions with others looking set to follow. We are mindful of the possible impact on affiliated bowls clubs across the country, and wanted to help you find the latest guidance.

The Grounds Management Association has published guidance on temporary water restrictions to help ground staff, including greenkeepers, understand what restrictions are currently in place in their area and whether their local water company has granted an exemption for sport and recreation.

Southern Water was first to announce a temporary use ban across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, starting 5 August. South-East Water then announced a ban for Kent and Sussex starting this Friday (12th August). Both are primarily targeting restrictions at domestic use.

With the Met Office revealing that the UK had recorded its driest July since 1935 and suggesting that these conditions could be set to continue, we are likely to see more temporary restrictions imposed in the coming days and weeks.

We would recommend Bowls England affiliated clubs check this guidance at regular intervals.

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