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Old 04 April 2006, 19:36   #31
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Found this page: TW
FAQ's on the ban and details of who to get in touch with if your question isn't on the list.

Commercial operations do not seem to be affected.

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I have just been told by Three Valleys Water that I am not allowed to use my hosepipe for flushing the outboard engine. I explained in detail why this was needed and there best response was use a bucket or a pressure washer.
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and there best response was use a bucket or a pressure washer.
So it's OK to use a pressure washer, but not a hose?

In that case, how exactly do you connect the pressure washer to the tap?
Can I use a pressure washer to water the lawn?



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Old 07 April 2006, 05:14   #34
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....In that case, how exactly do you connect the pressure washer to the tap?
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... same way I can use mine I suppose...... pick up (suction) pipe into a drum and fire 'er up... no tap connection/feed required...
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Old 07 April 2006, 05:55   #35
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So it's OK to use a pressure washer, but not a hose?

In that case, how exactly do you connect the pressure washer to the tap?
Can I use a pressure washer to water the lawn?



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Their line on this was that the pressure washer uses less water than a running hose, I hate to think what there score at school was for physics.
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We live on an island for Christ sake!
We are surrounded by rising seaís threatening to flood this wonderful land, & yet we are still running out of water
In many parts of the world their only water comes from the sea through desalination plants, nuclear submarines use desalination plants & you can even get small desalination kits to fit in your yacht.
Isnít the answer to 2 problems staring us in the face?
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Their line on this was that the pressure washer uses less water than a running hose, I hate to think what there score at school was for physics.
I'd go back to them and push this.

You have obviously got a telephone muppet and not somebody who actually knows about the ban!

I've found this as well today:

What is a hosepipe and sprinkler ban?
A hosepipe and sprinkler ban is when a water company prohibits the use of water through a hosepipe or sprinkler to water private gardens or wash private cars. Commercial activities are not affected by these restrictions. This is defined in law in Section 76 of the Water Industry Act 1991.
People who have taken water from their own personal well or borehole are not affected.

What if people use hosepipes to wash patios or fill paddling pools (Which are not covered by the ban)?
The hosepipe ban does only cover washing private cars or watering private gardens, however we all have a responsibility to preserve supplies. The ban has been imposed to protect our supplies and we are advising everyone to remember water is a precious and finite resource.

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Old 07 April 2006, 06:16   #38
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We live on an island for Christ sake!
We are surrounded by rising seaís threatening to flood this wonderful land, & yet we are still running out of water
In many parts of the world their only water comes from the sea through desalination plants, nuclear submarines use desalination plants & you can even get small desalination kits to fit in your yacht.
Isnít the answer to 2 problems staring us in the face?
Thames Water are hoping to build a desalinisation plant to address an supply defecit of 200 Megalitres a day. They are currently having a public enquiry. Only problem is they are VERY expensive to run and its a very inefficient way of making water drinkable.

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We live on an island for Christ sake!
We are surrounded by rising seaís threatening to flood this wonderful land, & yet we are still running out of water
In many parts of the world their only water comes from the sea through desalination plants, nuclear submarines use desalination plants & you can even get small desalination kits to fit in your yacht.
Isnít the answer to 2 problems staring us in the face?
Are you suggesting that removing the salt from sea water and then drinking / using it - is going to lower the sea level and reduce the chances of flooding.

Err - perhapse you should think about that one for a while ???
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Isnít the answer to 2 problems staring us in the face?
Yes.
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