London's iconic fountains hit by hosepipe ban


London's iconic fountains hit by hosepipe banPA

The iconic fountains in London's Trafalgar Square have been affected by the new hosepipe ban.

Thames Water has ordered the water supply feeding the fountains to be switched off over summer to comply with the water restriction introduced yesterday.

According to the Daily Mail, the Greater London Authority said water stocks supping the water to the fountains will run out this weekend.

But tourism bosses are worried about the effect it could have on tourists visiting the square, and hoping to come to a compromise in time for the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee.

A hosepipe ban in the South and East of the country came into effect yesterday, and is likely to affect around 20 million people.

Water firms have said it could last into autumn, and possibly even next year, even if we see normal rainfall over summer.

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