Hosepipe ban 'over before autumn'

AOL Money Staff
Hosepipe ban
Hosepipe ban

The UK's biggest water company has said it could lift its hosepipe ban sooner than expected after wet weather reduced the risk of drought.

Thames Water, which serves 8.8 million customers in London and the Thames Valley area, said unless the weather takes "an unexpectedly Saharan twist", it no longer expected to keep the ban in place through to the autumn.