A ban on the use of hose pipes begins today, after the lengthy summer has left reservoirs and water reserves dangerously low.
The government has reminded people to put a bowl of water out for elderly neighbours, who may be struggling in the arid conditions.
Local drought expert, Peter Thape recommends the routine carrying of a pipette, to help carry home any bonus discoveries of water.
‘A pipette could save your life; I got mine from Double Chemistry, when the teacher was distracted,’ said Thape.
‘You can probably pick one up from your local apothecary,’ added Thape.