Following the driest year since 1976, record warm temperatures and an increased demand for water, water resources (or reservoirs) for the Pembrokeshire area have reached drought levels.
While this does not pose an immediate risk to water supplies for the area, Dwr Cymru are having to take steps to ensure enough water remains to continue supplying customers and to protect the local environment.
From 08.00am on 19th August, a Temporary Use Ban (TUB), more commonly known as a ‘hosepipe ban’, will come into force for customers in Pembrokeshire and a small adjoining part of Carmarthenshire. This will mean that if you have your water supplied by Dwr Cymru in this area then you will not be able to use a hosepipe to carry out activities in and around your property such as watering plants or filling paddling pools or hot tubs.
The Temporary Use Ban will remain in place until there has been enough rain to replenish the water resources.
You can find out more about what the restrictions mean for you by viewing Dwr Cymru's handy frequently asked questions page.
A map showing the areas the Temporary Use Ban applies to can be seen below.