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Old 26 May 2006, 10:22   #61
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I have just checked the paperwork that Sutton & East Surrey Water sent us relating to the Non-Essential Use Drought Order 2006 that comes into force tomorrow (27th) which states:

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.....the use of water supplied by S&ESW an any part of its area of supply is prohibited for any of the following purposes:

5. The washing by hosepipe, sprinkler or other similar apparatus of road vehicles, boats, railway rolling stock or aircraft for any reason other than safety or hygiene.
I would consider the flushing of an outboard to be a safety issue as blocking of the waterways could lead to engine overheating could lead to engine siezure could lead to rescue situation.
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Old 27 May 2006, 09:16   #62
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The East coast has a problem
Especially around here. I live about 8 miles from the sea. They say in 100 years we could be as little as 2 miles from it.


Will a pressure washer work ok from a water-butt or does it need a certain amount of pressue in the hose to draw from?
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Old 27 May 2006, 11:29   #63
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Well it has rained here for the last 10 days solid - I have never seen the rivers carrying so much water at this time of year. A ford that is normally dry nearly washed my discovery away - great fun!!!

What has it been like in the SE? Much rain?
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Old 27 May 2006, 12:38   #64
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Its been raining in Norfolk for the last week too.

Interesting that Norfolk is supposed to be the dryest county in the country yet we have more than enough water....
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Hosepipe

This is reply number 64. How is it possible to have so many replys about a frigging hosepipe??. This must be a world record!!!!
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How is it possible to have so many replys about a frigging hosepipe??. This must be a world record!!!!
Nah, this one is quite short for Ribnet, try a search on Jet drives, drillin a hole or even the Eurocommuter

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Nah, this one is quite short for Ribnet, try a search on Jet drives, drillin a hole or even the Eurocommuter

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Ok, I've just phoned southern water (who cover the whole of the isle of wight) and after asking whether I could use a hosepipe to run a boat engine, they said something along the lines of:

"A hosepipe can be used to wash a boat hull, engine and [i think] trailer and a motor bike engine, so yes you can use it to run your motor".

They said if anyone rings to complain about me doing so, they would be told the same thing. They obviously said I should use as little as possible.

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Do Southern Water have a hosepipe ban in place yet?
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