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    The water where I am is filthy. Only to be used when you want the boat to end up dirtier than when you started

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavey View Post
    The water where I am is filthy. Only to be used when you want the boat to end up dirtier than when you started
    And at least you are putting clean back in......topping it up some might say..

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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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    http://www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyl..._means_for_you

    What the hosepipe ban means for you

    You will not be allowed to use a hosepipe for the following activities:
    Watering the garden
    Cleaning cars
    Watering plants on domestic and non-commercial premises
    Cleaning a private leisure boat
    Cleaning paths or patios
    Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
    Drawing water for domestic recreational use
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    The last one does not mean you can't fill you boats tanks when travelling, surely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brayman View Post
    The last one does not mean you can't fill you boats tanks when travelling, surely?
    Clarification is clearly required but what does "domestic recreational use" mean?

    Another site http://www.hosepipeban.org.uk/2012/0...rictions-2012/ lists all the water authorities and the same two clauses are included in most of them.
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    Just have to use a pipe that isn't a hose then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brayman View Post
    Just have to use a pipe that isn't a hose then!
    I would hope that common sense dictates that the ban will not extend to potable water, whether the tank is filled by hose, bucket or whatever. After all, if we are using the boat we will not be using water at home.

    Hmmmm......common sense....... I am beginning to worry
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    Quote Originally Posted by boatone View Post
    I would hope that common sense dictates that the ban will not extend to potable water, whether the tank is filled by hose, bucket or whatever.
    In our region, Anglian Water has confirmed that after the ban is introduced there will be no restriction on filling boat domestic water tanks. The washing of boats ie valeting with a hose-pipe will not be permitted BUT it will be permissible to wash the decks for "Health and Safety" reasons. Seems fairly pragmatic, and hopefully other water companies will take the same stance.

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