“Gardeners are also preparing to use “grey water” – domestic waste water – to help irrigate the million square meters of meadows, wetland and woods at the East London site.
The emergency measures are being drawn up ahead of Thames Water’s hosepipe ban, which comes into force on April 5 as the worst drought in 30 years spreads across England.
“But the gardens around the main events, which are meant to provide an attractive backdrop for athletes and spectators, may be badly affected by the drought.
Soil moisture levels in areas of the South East of England are now lower than the spring before 1976 when most gardens and parks went brown.
“The Olympic “ecological park” is supposed to bring back wildlife to the area. But the Environment Agency has warned that birds, frogs and dragonflies will struggle to survive this summer without enough water.”
Read more: The Telegraph