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Old 03 April 2006, 18:18   #1
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Hosepipe Ban

Maybe Im telling you something you already know but here in Oxfordshire we have just been subjected to a Thames Water Hosepipe Ban. I telephoned them today and was told that it IS LEGAL to use a hosepipe to flush out your Outboard Motor with fresh water after using it in salt water.
For the Caravanners/Campers among you it is also legal to fill up your water tank with a hosepipe too.
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Old 03 April 2006, 18:26   #3
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Maybe Im telling you something you already know but here in Oxfordshire we have just been subjected to a Thames Water Hosepipe Ban. I telephoned them today and was told that it IS LEGAL to use a hosepipe to flush out your Outboard Motor with fresh water after using it in salt water.
For the Caravanners/Campers among you it is also legal to fill up your water tank with a hosepipe too.
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i wound'nt give a fuk wether they sed it was ilegal any way if my outboard needs flushing out
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I feel a Political debate approaching
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Old 03 April 2006, 18:30   #5
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no political debate just if you pay for the water then u use it
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Cheers Noddy-that's set my mind at rest, I'm just about to de-winterise my engine (looks shamefully at the floor and mutters excuses about moving house)
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no political debate just if you pay for the water then u use it
Totally agree .

No real investment to reservoir capacity in this area for years, saw a spoksman on TV saying that it will take up to 15 years to increase the size of reservior's to meet demand .
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I'm not sure we need to increase reservoir capacity-just sorting out the amount that pisses down the drain as leaks in the Thames Water area would probably sort it out.
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Don't know why they bother everyone will come down here shortly and use up our water , then we will have a ban and have to fill the paddling pool illegaly because the traffic jam is too long to get to the beach .

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Well I was only trying to help!! Was just trying to put your nosey neighbours' noses out of joint when they report you. Sorry for spoiling your fun those that were going to flush out anyway but you are legal so no point in being a rebel!
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