The hot and dry conditions this summer are putting huge strain on our water infrastructure - with hosepipe bans imminent. So where does London get its water from and what should we do to safeguard supplies in future? More here:
BBC London environment correspondent Tom Edwards explains where the capital get its water from.
Closerecently announced a hosepipe ban in its coverage areato come into effect within weeks.All water companies are monitoring usage, storage and rain very closely and the picture could change quickly - all of them are asking customers to use water responsibly.
BBC London's environment correspondent Tom Edwards explains where London gets its water from and what needs to be done in future to safeguard supplies.
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