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Fifth Water Company Announces Hosepipe Ban as Drought Parches England

  • Region to see restrictions on water use effective Aug. 23
  • Impending thunderstorms this week unlikely to provide relief
Hosepipe Ban Looms In Drought-hit Britain

Photographer: Matt Cardy/Getty Images 

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A fifth water company is to stop consumers from irrigating their gardens or washing their cars as England struggles to cope with its drought, despite impending thunderstorms.