Hosepipe Ban

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It seems that we're about to have a ban, and looking at the dryness of what passes for grass in our garden, I'm not surprised.

BFP article: http://www.bucksfree...r_hosepipe_ban/

BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17340844

If it's imposed, and if you know someone is breaching it, would you say something to them, report them (anonymously), or do nothing?

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I went on the Thames Valley website a few years ago and reported Thames Water as a water waster. According to their own figures, they lose a fifth of their drinking water to leaks.

I didn't get a reply.

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I went on the Thames Valley website a few years ago and reported Thames Water as a water waster.

Which is why it is almost impossible to drive in London these days for roadworks. However as our water isn't supplied by Thames I think issues such as the level of abstraction from the aquifer by Veolia are rather more relevant.

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I have just reseeded a very large patch of my lawn and I'm relieved to see that I can wash the dog with the hosepipe while she's standing on the new seed/grass and presumably I could also wash the dog with the hosepipe while shes standing in the middle of a flower bed...

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It seems that we're about to have a ban, and looking at the dryness of what passes for grass in our garden, I'm not surprised.

BFP article: http://www.bucksfree...r_hosepipe_ban/

BBC article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17340844

If it's imposed, and if you know someone is breaching it, would you say something to them, report them (anonymously), or do nothing?

Tricky. I think it would depend on what they were doing and how well I knew them. Someone using a hosepipe to give their compost bin a quick clean would get more tolerance than someone washing their patio or car. If I didn't know them I'd report them but friends would get certainly get grumbled at.

Mind you, any hint of a standpipe and I'd be on everyone's back with no exceptions!

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Seems it'll be in effect from april 5th. Looks like i'll be using the watering can and buckets instead. I don't spend a mint on plants to see them die of drought when a dozen buckets of water a week does the trick.

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Coming from a very damp Scotland this 'hosepipe ban' you speak of sounds very exciting!

Luckily I've three full water butts and a "lawn" that I don't care about as it needs returfing anyway, a job for next year!

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Returfing a lawn that you can only water by hand is more likely to be hard work than fun, and if they're imposing the ban this early in the year, it's unlikely it will be lifted by next year unless something very dramatic happens.

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The ban stays for those of us supplied by Veolia, which includes us (not that we're itching to get the hose out).

However, Thames, Southern and Anglian are about to lift theirs.

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/9757869.Bucks_hosepipe_ban_to_be_lifted/

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