The Mayor's statement on a drought being declared across Yorkshireers

Tracy Brabin is meeting Yorkshire Water today.

16 August 2022

Responding to the news that a drought has been officially declared across Yorkshire.

The Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, said:

“A drought being declared across Yorkshire will come as no surprise after a summer of record-breaking temperatures and low levels of rain.  

“But it illustrates why we need to press on with our plan to transition to a net zero carbon economy by 2038 at the latest, alongside efforts to improve the resilience of our communities, businesses, nature and wildlife from extreme weather.  

“I’m meeting with our biggest water company, Yorkshire Water, today to ensure their infrastructure is fit for purpose, and I am urging everyone to play their part and follow the restrictions on hosepipe use."

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