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Hosepipe ban: should you snitch on your neighbour's water use? A philosopher's take

By Peter West, Teaching Fellow in Philosophy, Durham University
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Dry conditions and impending drought mean millions of people in the UK are now, or will soon be, under a hosepipe ban. There is a “temporary use ban” in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with Kent and Sussex to follow. It’s virtually impossible for water suppliers to enforce this ban themselves, so some are reportedly urging customers to report if they spot neighbours flouting the bans.

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