British expatriates living across the channel in France are facing water restrictions thanks to drought conditions.
Across the country, authorities are trying to limit water use by imposing bans on car washing and watering lawns, expatriate newspaper Connexion has reported.
Public parks and buildings not currently undergoing construction work have also had their supply cut.
Regions affected include Midi Pyrenees, Centre, Aquitaine and Rhone Alpes.
The French ministry of ecology has denied that the country was suffering a drought and said its measures were preventative.
In related news, British expats have now heard the fires that raged across Corsica may have been started by two part time firemen hoping to earn extra money.
Fire service chief Bruno Maestracci said: "For these night call-outs they got 19 (£16) and 38 (£32) each – the call-out on Bastille Day counts as double."
The fires in Corsica and Sardinia led to the call out of 200 firefighters and if found guilty the pair could face a jail sentence, it has been reported.