Hosepipe ban will remain

THE hosepipe ban on Lincolnshire will remain despite last month being the wettest April since records began.

Anglian Water confirmed the news in spite of the Environment Agency lifting 19 areas out of drought status on Friday.

Lincolnshire remains officially under drought status.

Anglian Water warned that the good rainfall could be undone by a dry summer and said with the possibility of a third successive dry winter that the situation “remained serious”.