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Housepipe ban in Sussex from 5th April

On 12 Mar 2012 at 7:48pm Matt Kent wrote:
As Sussex is officially in drought, there will be a hosepipe ban from Thursday 5th April, says the BBC Sussex website.

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On 12 Mar 2012 at 8:14pm Cllr Ashley Price wrote:
I've always found hosepipe ban announcements slightly confusing since water companies were privatised and we could all be using different ones.
My water company doesn't appear to be on this list of those that have announced a hosepipe ban.
But then, I am a Green Party member, so don't actually own a hosepipe, let alone water the garden with one.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 9:28pm Extra wrote:
Does anyone know whether the ban includes sports grounds or allotments?
On 12 Mar 2012 at 10:02pm Fairmeadow wrote:
Makes it look even sillier that they cool the Newhaven incinerator (located right by a river) with drinking-quality water from Barcombe Mills, doesn't it.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 10:24pm ADT wrote:
Meanwhile we have a lovely water leak on our road, if anyone fancies filling up help yourselves. It's only a trickler but bound to get better!
(Southern Water's "Leak Line" is a faulty number...)
On 12 Mar 2012 at 10:30pm someone else wrote:
And of course, when we're all filling up buckets from standpipes in the street in June, the frackers at Balcombe will still be free to use thousands of gallons, because that's a vital commercial use which takes precedence.
On 12 Mar 2012 at 11:43pm Grrrrrrrrrr wrote:
What are the odds that we will get a rebate on our water rates?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 12:17am See you next Tuesday wrote:
cllr Price - I have never seen such polictically motivated crap as your post. How on earth did you persuade the electorate to vote for someone so obviously shallow?
On 13 Mar 2012 at 6:53am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Will golf courses still be allowed to water the greens? They have been during previous hosepipe bans.
I think it's really unfair that people aren't allowed to use hoses for watering vegetables in gardens and on allotments while golf courses can keep their greens as lush as they like. I realise that it would be impossible to police, but I think watering food crops should take precedence over golfing.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 7:32am Spout wrote:
This could all be solved by investing in a water grid to provide a supply from the north of the country where they generally have too much water. You don't hear of water shortages in the South of France!
On 13 Mar 2012 at 8:39am DFL wrote:
I have a sneaky feeling that commercial enterprises will not be affected....yet. So sports grounds etc., should be OK fo rthe moment.
Ashley, if you belong to the greens , how do you keep your lawn politically correct ?
A water grid is the answer, and it could follow similar lines to the gas network (already in place). We need to link in to Wales and Scotland - so do we allow independence ?.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 8:44am Mr Forks wrote:
See you next tuesday; You say to Cllr Price that "I have never seen such polictically motivated crap as your post"? Have you never read a Paul Newman post on here??!!!!!!
On 13 Mar 2012 at 10:48am Trocette wrote:
I've written to the Southern Water CEO to say that I expect a rebate on my water bill for the period of the restrictions (I haven't got a meter) as it would be wrong for the company to make extra profit out of us obeying the instructions. I look forward to my reply. Anyone else who would like to contact him, the e-mail address is:

On 13 Mar 2012 at 5:17pm middleclassandabitsmug wrote:
No need for Scotland DFL, so they can have their independence. Kielder Water in Northumberland has bucketloads.
On 13 Mar 2012 at 10:40pm Jane S wrote:
Go Annette C-T!
On 14 Mar 2012 at 10:35am Brixtonbelle wrote:
I bet the Olympics won't be affected by the hosepipe ban.
On 14 Mar 2012 at 12:05pm Whistleblower wrote:
About time too. A good excuse to join the great unwashed.
Will the water companies pay us a fee for reporting our neighbors for using a hosepipe and filling paddling pools and having a bath, because if so I'll open myself a new bank account to accept the payments!
Could be a nice little earner!!
On 14 Mar 2012 at 1:13pm Matt Kent wrote:
Neither the Olympics, nor the Jubilee Celebrations are affected. (That would've been an entertaining 10metre dive event otherwise). That said, will Pells Pool be okay?
On 14 Mar 2012 at 3:24pm bastian wrote:
the pells pool is spring fed..surely a pipe does not mean a hose.

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