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Old 14-03-2012, 12:13   #46
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

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No Gas and Electricity are a different issue because you can choose not to use them and use alternatives.Not so with water.It is a commodity that we require to live.
depends where you live alot have to have them so pretty much reliant on there existence.

Now yes you could buy generator but it will run on fuel source.

I would think 75% of our contry could not do with either gas or electric so it mute point they are just as important to live. Without heat we die in the cold without food cooked we cant survive. Although second we can go out buy fish and chips cooking is agreed not a comodity. However it still depends on income whether you can afford or physically able to go out to get something to eat.

What you think my idea to support the restructure by taking big cakes in ownership.
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...I hope all golf clubs & other sports grounds are not exempt
in my area businesses was exempt but told to be careful of use edit martyh beat me to the anglian water news
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Old 14-03-2012, 12:43   #48
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

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Are you seriously suggesting that you won't use a piece of rubber piping (commonly known as a hose pipe) to siphon water from a bath because 'they' told you not to?
The trouble is that they use helecopters to check for hosepipes. And if they see a hosepipe with water coming out of it, there is no way for them to tell where it is coming from. Although I don't know where you would stand legally.

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I think businesses are exempt ,as it should be

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http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/news/g...7DEFA672B.aspx
I think businesses that need the water, like farms, car washes, etc... should be exempt, because it stops their income otherwise. But you can still play golf on a dry course with brown grass. It may not be as good, but you can still play.

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depends where you live alot have to have them so pretty much reliant on there existence.

Now yes you could buy generator but it will run on fuel source.

I would think 75% of our contry could not do with either gas or electric so it mute point they are just as important to live. Without heat we die in the cold without food cooked we cant survive. Although second we can go out buy fish and chips cooking is agreed not a comodity. However it still depends on income whether you can afford or physically able to go out to get something to eat.

What you think my idea to support the restructure by taking big cakes in ownership.
Actually Maggy is right. They can cut your gas or electric off, but they can't cut your water off.

You can eat food that doesn't need cooking, and you can wrap up with loads of layers of clothes and blankets to keep warm. But you can't survive without water.
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I think businesses that need the water, like farms, car washes, etc... should be exempt, because it stops their income otherwise. But you can still play golf on a dry course with brown grass. It may not be as good, but you can still play.
Farms often use local water sources that are subject to abstraction licences that are revoked if river flows or ground water gets too low. AFAIK Farming only accounts for about 1% of water use from public supplies so is pretty minimal.
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Old 14-03-2012, 14:23   #50
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Farms often use local water sources that are subject to abstraction licences that are revoked if river flows or ground water gets too low. AFAIK Farming only accounts for about 1% of water use from public supplies so is pretty minimal.
That depends on the area. In a very rural area, farms probably use the majority of water in dry weather.
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The trouble is that they use helecopters to check for hosepipes. And if they see a hosepipe with water coming out of it, there is no way for them to tell where it is coming from. Although I don't know where you would stand legally.

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I think businesses that need the water, like farms, car washes, etc... should be exempt, because it stops their income otherwise. But you can still play golf on a dry course with brown grass. It may not be as good, but you can still play.

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Actually Maggy is right. They can cut your gas or electric off, but they can't cut your water off.

You can eat food that doesn't need cooking, and you can wrap up with loads of layers of clothes and blankets to keep warm. But you can't survive without water.
We can also use solar,coal,wood,calor gas and oil based fuels.There are alternatives.
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Old 14-03-2012, 16:17   #52
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We can also use solar,coal,wood,calor gas and oil based fuels.There are alternatives.
Absolutely
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18419163
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Anglian Water, Southern Water and Thames Water have confirmed that they are to remove the restrictions from midnight on Wednesday.
Not as if we need the hosepipes atm.. Some sunshine though would be great

It's gonna be a crazy year on the allotment for soft fruit..
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

Well it was sod's law that as soon as they announced a hosepipe ban that we get a deluge for the summer.
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

Ground water though still isn't anywhere up to normal levels and I would urge everyone to still only use water when they need to.
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Ground water though still isn't anywhere up to normal levels and I would urge everyone to still only use water when they need to.
No need to at present.We have had rain right up until yesterday morning and we still haven't had any sunshine.We have had so much that our plants are looking very water logged.It's going to take a lot of continuous sun before we need to even consider watering.
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Ground water though still isn't anywhere up to normal levels and I would urge everyone to still only use water when they need to.
Agreed. Our local aquifer fed ponds are still virtually empty and the river reduced to little more than a trickle. There's clearly a long way to go before ground water reserves are back to anything like normal.
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Re: Parts of UK to have hosepipe ban

Looks like our hose ban is to be lifted in a day or so. Now I can powerwash the patio and furniture. It's all still covered in algae from the winter.

I could have done it with the power washer connected to the water butt but somebody would be bound to shop me for using a hose even though it would have been OK.
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