Following Jersey Water’s announcement that a temporary hosepipe ban will be introduced in Jersey, please see below a statement from the Environment Minister.
The Minister for the Environment, Deputy Jonathan Renouf: “We are all aware that this has been a summer of extraordinary weather, with record breaking high temperatures and prolonged periods of drought. It is not surprising, therefore, that Jersey Water should now be taking measures to restrict discretionary use of water. We need to think not only about water supply this summer but also next year. If we run down reserves too much in the next few weeks then our water supply will be highly vulnerable next year, particularly if we have a dry winter. I urge Islanders to accept this ban on hosepipes and do what they can beyond this to moderate their use of water.”
Government of Jersey News Release.