Katie Hopkins sends bizarre message to water companies amid hosepipe bans
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Katie Hopkins has given a bizarre message to water companies on how they need to do their jobs 'better' amid the current hosepipe ban. Watch below:
For those unaware, a hosepipe ban is exactly what it sounds like and those in certain areas of the UK can't use their hosepipe for typical weekly chores, such as:
- Watering a garden using a hosepipe
- Cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
- Watering plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe
- Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
- Drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
- Filling or maintaining a domestic pond using a hosepipe
Yorkshire Water has been the latest water company to introduce a ban from 26 August due to scorching temperatures this summer, which caused 'prolonged dry weather' in some areas, causing water stocks to fall. Welsh Water is also implementing a ban from 19 August.
South East Water has already confirmed a ban for its customers in Kent and Sussex from today, while the government has now declared a drought in parts of the UK.
As shown in the clip above, controversial media personality Katie Hopkins demonstrates, from her perspective, how water companies need to do their job 'better'.
She says: "Dear British water companies, for about 363 days of the year in this country it actually does this (puts a running hosepipe on her head).
"A lot of the time in fact our rain does this (whilst pointing the hosepipe on her chin) it comes from beneath us and from above us."
She added: "Your only job is to do this please.
"Please could you do your job but just better."
Neil Dewis, director of water at Yorkshire Water, said: "We've been doing everything we can to avoid putting in restrictions but, unfortunately, they're now necessary as part of our drought planning."
Chief executive of South East Water, David Hinton said: "By taking this action now we will be able to reduce the amount of water we take from already stressed local water sources."
Yorkshire, it’s time to put the hosepipes down for a bit.— Yorkshire Water 💧 (@YorkshireWater) August 12, 2022
From 26th August we’re asking everyone to pop away the hosepipes so we can help get our reservoirs back to normal.
Thank you for helping for using water wisely. 💙
Find out more: https://t.co/8DZGRutEKH pic.twitter.com/XEY7mKNdkT
Wildlife Trusts Water policy manager Ali Morse also said: “It is critical to create more space for nature to keep land from drying out and give support to landowners for projects, such as beaver releases, that help ecosystems to recover.
“Water bosses should unite and impose a country-wide hosepipe ban to reduce non-essential use and avoid the worst impacts of drought on rivers and wildlife, rather than relying on more damaging measures later.
“Water companies must also invest in water storage infrastructure, tackle leaks, and improve water efficiency – it’s a scandal that so much water is wasted every day."