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    glad I gave the boat its spring clean at the weekend then
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    Mine's booked in for its annual once over on 28/29 March. Just nicked it in time.

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    Weekend of the 24th.....phew!
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    You do know that if you put a bit of rope on a bucket you can get the water out of the river you are floating on to wash your boat right ?
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    Hmmmm.... If I use the hosepipe at the marina the water will help refill the river...
    oops.....is the water supposed to be coming in there?

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    I assume filling fresh water tanks up with a hose pipe is not part of the ban!!! dont fancy filling those up with a bucket

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    I understand that last time a hosepipe ban was imposed it was "domestic" and did not apply to commercial premises such as the marinas. Berth holders were asked to behave responsibly - and they did - but the water we use does go straight back into the river so is circulating within the system rather than being "lost".
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatone View Post
    I understand that last time a hosepipe ban was imposed it was "domestic" and did not apply to commercial premises such as the marinas. Berth holders were asked to behave responsibly - and they did - but the water we use does go straight back into the river so is circulating within the system rather than being "lost".
    The last hosepipe ban we had , we weren't allowed to even use our electric pumps to take water from the river.

    We had to use watering cans on lengths of rope. That was no fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddington_lock View Post
    The last hosepipe ban we had , we weren't allowed to even use our electric pumps to take water from the river.

    We had to use watering cans on lengths of rope. That was no fun.
    What even you.As a riparian owner I have an extraction quota to water the garden with, which I did not think was affected by the hosepipe ban. Perhaps the EA just wanted to show a good example.

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