Will Corsham Need a Hosepipe Ban?
By R_Ferrier | Sunday, April 15, 2012, 14:33
Many areas in the UK have a hosepipe ban in place, but not Corsham. Do you think we will need one and are you being more responsible in regard to your water use? Tell us your water-saving tips.
Have you noticed less water in local streams or rivers, or have they stayed the same? Share your water-use views.
Wessex Water has stated: "No, there is not a hosepipe ban or any water restrictions in our region. However, we need everyone to use water wisely to help leave more water in the environment and maintain our satisfactory water resource position." The company added: "While our region is not in drought, in its latest assessment of the environmental impacts of dry weather, the Environment Agency has classified our area together with the rest of south west England at moderate risk of drought this summer."
Wildlife charities have also asked people to be more aware of wildlife which might be struggling if the rain we have been having as of late eases off.
One local organisation, Neston Hedgehog Rescue, which rescues and rehabilitates hedgehogs, has a few ways in which such wildlife can be helped.
A spokesperson for the organisation said: "At this particularly dry time, please, please help our hedgehog population by offering a bowl of fresh water in your garden and (for the really generous) a small amount of cat, kitten, dog or puppy food." No food with fish in it should be offered to the hedgehogs and neither should cow's milk, but goat's milk is fine if mixed with Weetabix or brown bread. "Hedgehogs are dying due to lack of water and lack of slugs or snails due to dry conditions," added the organisation.
If you have found an injured or disorientated hedgehog, call Neston Hedgehog Rescue on 01225 810470.
Have you been supplying water for wildlife? What is your view on the current buzz about hosepipe bans in other counties? Tell us in the comment box below.