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Old 12 March 2012, 18:23   #1
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Hosepipe Ban and Boat Users

Heard on the news this evening that the water companies are introducing a hosepipe ban to quite a few areas.

How will that affect boat users who need to wash their boats off and flush their engines after use?

Not going to very easy using a bucket and sponge

What are your views? Anyone know if boat users would be exempt?
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Old 12 March 2012, 18:28   #2
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Well, that just proves there are no new topics left to discuss...

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Heard on the news this evening that the water companies are introducing a hosepipe ban to quite a few areas.

How will that affect boat users who need to wash their boats off and flush their engines after use?

Not going to very easy using a bucket and sponge

What are your views? Anyone know if boat users would be exempt?
Easy take your rib to the local car wash the turks will soon do it for a fiver
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Will be interesting to see whether those of us on water meters are exempt. We are generally very careful with our water usage (multiple rain-water butts, dual flush loos, A+++ ultra low water consumption washing machine, etc) so the few gallons I use to flush and wash the RIB after usage is hardly an extravagance, and I pay for what I use anyway.
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wait till Scotland gets independence and we switch off our water feeds to England.... lol
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Aye, I only ever use Volvic to flush the engines, I thought everybody did. Times MUST be hard darn sarf.
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See, that's the problem with your average Sweaty, mean spirited & un-commercial. What I'd do is stick a bloody great water meter in at Gretna & let the good times roll. It'd at least pay for all the oil & fish that we nicked
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hmm, think id argue that flushing at least was a necessity - they are more bothered about people leaving sprinklers on just to keep their lawns green.
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Heard on the news this evening that the water companies are introducing a hosepipe ban to quite a few areas.

How will that affect boat users who need to wash their boats off and flush their engines after use?

Not going to very easy using a bucket and sponge

What are your views? Anyone know if boat users would be exempt?

from Which mag July 2006, it listed " you are typically barred from: watering with a hosepipe/sprinkler/irrigation system; washing cars, caravans and trailers with a hosepipe " ............ so are boats & muffs included...? think it would be yes.....

1 hour with a garden sprinkler = upto 1000 lts ( Which mag )
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