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LITTLE-ONE

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LITTLE-ONE says:

Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17340844

Why is it as soon as the Sun  appears all the water has gone? 
Flaminh heck how will we cope in the Summer, stand pipes for all? Buying water from the shops etc.

Isabel from Exeter Devon You are never alone when you are on here :)

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margt

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margt says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

I agree Isabel. What baffles me is that our reservoirs are 97% full (here in Yorkshire) yet a drought has been officially declared - no hosepipe ban as yet though.  Love Margxx

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Josieanne

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Josieanne says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

 we save all our washing water to put on garden to save money as have a water meter 

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olivette

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olivette says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

The way things are going with this water business I can see we are going to have shared baths again, Dad first then Mum,kids following, the dog then if not too bad, the washing up.  Joyful, I'll be ok only 2 of us...........

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mallcum

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mallcum says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

dont need to wash the plates , just let the dog lick them clean !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Euchea

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Euchea says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

We are not affected in Wales yet ,Isabel but if we continue to have this dry weather ,it might not be long until we are ,Wendy

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olivette

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olivette says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

mallcum said:

dont need to wash the plates , just let the dog lick them clean !!!!!!!!!!!!!!



 

I did say I would love to come along to your barbie, but having read this latest effort. I think I will pass on that.  I usually put all my washing up in with the washing machine, clean clothes, clean dishes, all in one go, now that is labour saving.

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ellieni

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ellieni says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

Although we have no water shortage, in N.Ireland  or water meters,  (it is all in with our rates  ), I  have always been  careful, with water.   I think it is very precious. 

I live alone, and gather up, my washing, for every third week.  In between, I do hand washing. As regards hosepipes, most of my garden is containers now, so just use the watering can.  I must say, I am concerned when I see the dried up rivers and so on, in south east England.    Ellie

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Fuchsialady

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Fuchsialady says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

amazing isnt it, a few short weeks of sun and we are soon to be banned from watering our plants.Older folks cant always carry much water to save plants anyway.

A friend in Australia lives where they havent had rain for 5 years and yet they never have banns .Lately though they have had a lot of rains and he said all the underground lakes are now full again and water is running cleaner.How come they can carry on for five years and we cant manage five sodding weeks.

Fuchsialady

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MARJI

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MARJI says:

Re: Hosepipe Ban To Start On Thursday

We have lived in Sth Aust. for 51/2 yrs and this is the first summer that we have not had extreme water restrictions. Up until now we have only been allowed to use the hose on alternate days, at certain hours and only for a short time. Senior citizens could get a permit to allow them to water at other times, the government recognising they may not want to be outside early morning or late at night. This applied to winter as well. This year the draught has broken and restictions eased but I am pretty sure we still can;t use a hose for things like washing the car.  The state government has spent billions building a desalination plant and now it may not be used for a few years until there is another draught.

Marion....Wynyard. Tasmania

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