Hosepipe bans enforced in drought areas
5 April 2012 Last updated at 07:01 BST
Hosepipe bans affecting about 20 million customers have been introduced by seven water authorities in parts of southern and eastern England.
People who flout the bans, which follow one of the driest two-year periods on record, face fines of up to £1,000.
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