This is the statement Veolia Water Southeast have made regarding their hosepipe ban water restrictions starting on April 5th 2012.
We will now use this page as the definitive guide on Veolia Water Southeast’s restrictions and exemptions. Please therefore refer back here if you have seen something contradictory on another part of our site which may have been written when other rules applied.
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Veolia Water Southeast’s statement:
The water-use restriction categories for the Temporary Use Ban are listed below. These restrictions will come into effect from Thursday 5 April 2012 until further notice.
- watering a garden using a hosepipe (except the watering of a field of play to be used for a national or international sporting event)
- cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
- watering plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe (except by persons who are registered disabled and/or are of extreme frailty, conditional in each case upon prior written approval and the terms and conditions set out in the Exceptions Policy published on the Veolia Water website)
- cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe
- filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
- drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
- filling or maintaining a domestic pond using a hosepipe
- filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain
- cleaning walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe
- cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
- cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe
The following information applies to each activity:
All eleven activities are covered by the Water Industry Act 1991 section 76 as amended by
the FWMA 2010 (i.e. temporary water use bans).
“Using a hosepipe”
The Water Use (Temporary Bans) Order 2010 provides the definition of “using a hosepipe” in
relation to the Water Industry Act 1991 as including:
a) Drawing relevant water through a hosepipe from a container and applying it for the
b) Filling or partly filling a container with relevant water by means of a hosepipe and applying
it for the purpose.
A reference to a hosepipe includes anything designed, adapted or used for the same purpose
as a hosepipe (Section 76A(5) of the Water Industry Act 1991).
“Relevant water” refers to mains water i.e. supplied by the water undertaker; it does not
include water supplied before the water use restriction was implemented.
For further definitions and exemptions, please see Veolia’s website: https://southeast.veoliawater.co.uk/docs/drought-restrictions-explained.pdf
Contact details here: Veolia Water Southeast