Yorkshire Water scraps drought plan

Yorkshire Water scraps drought plan

Yorkshire Water yesterday shelved plans for rota cuts in Halifax and Bradford after reservoir levels started to rise for the first time since March. But its managing director Trevor Newton said he is still not taking baths or showers as the situation remains "critical".

A public inquiry into the company's application for an emergency drought order was to be held on Monday. It had wanted permission to cut off about 400,000 people in the two towns for 24 hours in every 48.

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