United Kingdom: Heat wave prompts utilities to call for help tackling water shortages

Business Green: As the UK gears up for a predicted summer heat wave after the driest start to a year since 1976, water firms are urging businesses to save water and reduce the risk of future restrictions. United Utilities stepped up preparations for water shortages in North West England today by applying for a drought permit, and warned customers that a hosepipe ban is likely if the dry spell continues next month. A spokesman for the company told BusinessGreen.com that the firm was calling on ......

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