Hosepipe Ban

I have 3 large water buts which I use to water the garden more than anything to save money on the water bill if i'm honest. During the current ban am I allowed to use a pump and a hose to water the garden?

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  • PaulG72PaulG72 Posts: 2

    As far as I know! Think the ban only applies to a hose connected to the mains water so I cant imagine a pump in a water butt being a problem - it's just another way of getting the water out rather than filling a can from it! image

  • I would check with your local water supplier.  My Dad told me of a man who used a hose pipe to drain the water from his bath to water his plants, this was during the last hose pipe ban, this man was still fined.  Don't risk it without checking.

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Here are the guidelines from Anglian water. 

    Although not specifically stated, I am pretty sure from the examples given, that a hosepipe with a trigger gun on  the end, used solely to fill up watering cans, is OK. 

    http://www.anglianwater.co.uk/environment/water-resources/4025142DE63E4E96897DAC2FE1E519CE.aspx

  • IvyhouseIvyhouse Posts: 90

    Thanks for the above Gold1locks. It's pretty specific and answers all the previously posed questions.

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  • IvyhouseIvyhouse Posts: 90

    Apoogies for the above mess. It obviously doesn't work to cut and paste from web sites.

  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498
    <p style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1.5em; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; line-height: 18px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">You can't use a hosepipe to: <ul style="margin-top: 5px; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px; margin-left: 15px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-size: 12px; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-type: none; list-style-position: initial; list-style-image: initial; line-height: 18px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; padding: 0px;"> <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Fill water butts or watering cans <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Water public flower beds <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Water public sports facilities <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Wash a car at home <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent; list-style-position: inside; list-style-type: disc; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; border-width: 0px; margin: 0px;">Run a sprinkler <li style="padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; border-image: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; out
  • Gold1locksGold1locks Posts: 498

    Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! Well, that's cocked this thread up good and proper. Just discovered that cut and paste does not work like it does on the Beeb site, and there is no message preview sjo you can check before posting. I'll know next time. 

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/04/hosepipe-ban

    They reckon you can in the article above - read from,What can hosepipes still be used for?............Or, read the full thing.image

    But if your still unsure, email your water company.

  • KoalagirlKoalagirl Posts: 225

    Here is a link to the drought Q&A's on the Southern Water website:

    http://www.southernwater.co.uk/Environment/WaterResourcesLatest/Drought2012FAQ.asp

  • As far as I know, it is fine to use a hose attached to a water butt. The ban applies to hoses run from a mains water supply.

    You could run a hose to syphon water from your bath, for instance, out of a window and onto your garden.

    Several companies now produce pumps to take water from butts and distribute it via a hose, and these should be fine to use.

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