Thousands of people would grass their neighbors during the hose ban, research shows.
It comes after two water bans were announced in the Southeast last week.
Southern Water’s hose restrictions for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight start today.
The South East Water ban comes into effect on August 12, affecting around 310,034 properties and 726,360 people in Sussex.
Water utilities are urging people to ensure no garden is watered and no law is broken.
However, if you’re not willing to let your garden dry out, you could face a £1,000 fine.
Clearitwaste.co.uk wanted to find out which areas of the UK had the most ‘hose sniffers’.
It used Ustats.org to poll 5,367 Britons and ask them if they would betray their neighbors or keep it to themselves.
The study found that 17.23 percent of respondents in the Southeast would report their neighbors if they saw them with a hose.
Scotland had the most “narratives” at 32.11 percent. The South West was second with 29.61 per cent and Wales third with 19.64 per cent.
At the other end of the scale, London has the most people who would ignore their neighbors if they breach the ban – 94.08 per cent of respondents said they would not betray. The capital is followed by Yorkshire and the Humber and Northern Ireland with 92.44 percent and 90.24 percent respectively.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20603580.hundreds-south-east-grass-neighbours-breaking-hosepipe-ban/?ref=rss Hundreds in the southeast would berate neighbors for violating the hose pipe ban