Please note this post refers to events in 2010. For information on 2012 view our home page or here: http://www.hosepipeban.org.uk/2012/03/14/hosepipe-ban-restrictions-2012/
We’ve been getting a lot of questions regarding the hosepipe ban recently put in place by United Utilities. The most popular question is along the lines of “what can I and can’t I use the hosepipe for?”
It’s really very simple at the moment.
Washing of private vehicles with a hosepipe. This includes cars, vans, caravans, trailers and motorhomes
Watering of private gardens with a hosepipe or sprinkler. This includes lawns, flower beds and ornamental gardens.
Watering private allotments with a hosepipe or sprinkler.
Using a watering can in the garden.
Using a bucket and sponge to wash your car.
Watering and cleaning animals and animal areas (ie: yards and stables)
Topping up a pond
Of course these rules may change if the drought becomes worse in the region.