Here in Merry Olde England (see how I worked that in) we are under a drought. At the time of year when we should have loads of water, a hosepipe ban (water hose ban…but basically water restrictions) are being implemented. We’ve had record low rainfall for the past 2 years and we are feeling the effects. Right now, the restrictions are mostly voluntary (except for banning the use of hoses outside) but if it continues, the water companies may be forced to implement mandatory measures for homes and businesses.
[Update 2012-06-13 12:14:16] This has turned into the wettest drought I have ever seen.
Image from rob gallop via flickr