Thames Water, the company with "obscene leakage rates", has told the Telegraph that the hosepipe ban will remain despite the fact that this was wettest April since records began in 1910.
Richard Aylard, director of sustainability and external affairs for Thames Water, said they were aware of the "irony" that heavy rain had set in after the hosepipe ban was announced.
Thousands of homes face a renewed risk of flooding after heavy rain lashed Britain overnight, and the rain looks set to continue."We had more than double the rain we would expect for the last month.
In fact, it hasn't really stopped raining since we and six other companies imposed 'hosepipe bans' on April 5.
We are alive to this irony, and our contribution to the endless talking point that is the British weather."