Alderney’s Water Board has issued a ban on the use of sprinklers at any time until further notice. The edict follows two months of dry weather as well as more people tending to their gardens as a result of lockdown restrictions. This has caused a spike in water usage. Sprinklers use excessive water and Alderney has a limited supply of treated water. The Water Board asks residents and gardeners to use water carefully and use only a domestic hand-held garden hose.