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United Utilities proposals to place a storm tank on an area of land at the Three Sisters nature reserve have been turned down by a city planning panel yesterday (15th October). Representatives from the Ellesmere Park Residents Association made an impassioned plea to save the beloved site of biological importance and diversity, stating the devastating impact the work would have on local wildlife and fauna. They were backed by local councillors Sharmina August and Mike McCusker alongside Salford and Eccles MP Rebecca Long-Bailey who gave strong arguments in objection to the application
United Utilities who are the providers of water to Salford and surrounding areas, has called off it's planned hosepipe ban. The reason being that all of the recent heavy rainfall has eased demand for water. The ban was set to start this Saturday (5th August) but with just three days before it was to be enforced UU have decided that reservoir levels are sufficient and there is no longer a need to impose restrictions on its customers. They also state that efforts by customers to save water have helped maintain water levels in reservoirs but some would argue that the amount saved is a d
Whilst we’ve all been enjoying the lovely hot weather and despite yesterday's deluge, the lack of rain and high demand for water means that the reservoirs which provide us with the refreshing H2O are now lower than they should be at this time of year. With this in mind, United Utilities who provide us with the wet stuff has taken the decision to introduce a hosepipe ban across most of the North West on the 5th August. This means you won’t be allowed to use either a hosepipe, sprinkler or fill an Olympic sized swimming pool as they use an incredible amount of water. The