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WATFORD zero

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Jul 10, 2003
22,057
As I'm sure many others are, I'm on that nextdoor neighbour internet thingy. This morning some silly old bint was saying that the hosepipe ban didn't effect Brighton and Hove. Just before I put the silly old bint straight, I decided to checkout the link to Southern Water here https://www.southernwater.co.uk/drought-restrictions

Well bugger me backwards, it appears the people's republic of Brighton and Hove is exempt, Who'd have thunk it :thumbsup:
 


Coldeanseagull

Opinionated
Mar 13, 2013
5,975
Coldean
I've run my water butts dry now, what with the lack of wet stuff falling from the sky.
Luckily, with the wife and eldest daughter showering like the stuff is free, I have enough grey water to sustain my garden through to the next ice age!
 
As I'm sure many others are, I'm on that nextdoor neighbour internet thingy. This morning some silly old bint was saying that the hosepipe ban didn't effect Brighton and Hove. Just before I put the silly old bint straight, I decided to checkout the link to Southern Water here https://www.southernwater.co.uk/drought-restrictions

Well bugger me backwards, it appears the people's republic of Brighton and Hove is exempt, Who'd have thunk it :thumbsup:

I am a silly old bint, and I am in the area with a hosepipe ban, but I’ve received an email to say I’m exempt. Yes, I am classed as ambulant disabled, and I can carry a watering can, but SE Water don’t know that. I think it’s caring to email all priority customers.
I won’t be using a hosepipe as my garden is very small.
 

Brok

Member
Dec 26, 2011
3,386
The Shroppie
I am a silly old bint, and I am in the area with a hosepipe ban, but I’ve received an email to say I’m exempt. Yes, I am classed as ambulant disabled, and I can carry a watering can, but SE Water don’t know that. I think it’s caring to email all priority customers.
I won’t be using a hosepipe as my garden is very small.

I don't think you should worry too much, TB. I think it's more about those who waste water.
 

Bodian

Members
May 3, 2012
7,204
Cumbria
I have a feeling I might escape any ban....

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zefarelly

Members
Jul 7, 2003
19,544
Sussex, by the sea
I've run my water butts dry now, what with the lack of wet stuff falling from the sky.
Luckily, with the wife and eldest daughter showering like the stuff is free, I have enough grey water to sustain my garden through to the next ice age!

Q: have you sunk a grey water tank Aus style? Or just a spare butt? (Oo-err Mrs)
 

zefarelly

Members
Jul 7, 2003
19,544
Sussex, by the sea
West Sussex wasnt included in the ban. So I'm alright jack. Me, me, me me.
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That's the spirit . . . If you put a sprinkler over your car all day (preferably a V8 diesel truck obvs) It not only keeps the dust off, but also stops it getting so hot in the sun you can't get in it to drive a mile tocollect a drill bit from screwfix.
 

Coldeanseagull

Opinionated
Mar 13, 2013
5,975
Coldean
I've diverted into an above ground water butt. I've been doing this in times of water shortages since the late eighties. Because a few body wash stuffs contain some phosphates, I don't water tomatoes and other edibles and my pots do not suffer any long term damage seeing as it's only normally a month with grey water. Because of such a dry year, I've actually started watering my in ground hedychiums as well as all the pots and tubs, as they're looking well stressed
 

B-right-on

Living the dream
Apr 23, 2015
5,046
Shoreham Beaaaach
I've diverted into an above ground water butt. I've been doing this in times of water shortages since the late eighties. Because a few body wash stuffs contain some phosphates, I don't water tomatoes and other edibles and my pots do not suffer any long term damage seeing as it's only normally a month with grey water. Because of such a dry year, I've actually started watering my in ground hedychiums as well as all the pots and tubs, as they're looking well stressed

Do you have some kind of diverter to switch between water butt and waste drainage when you don't need to water the garden?
 


Weststander

Members
Aug 25, 2011
54,047
Withdean area
When S Water announced the ban it was clearly East Sussex and Kent, east of Brighton. Such a huge region, that was the area suffering.

Lazy journalists latterly have just used the word Sussex or implying it’s a blanket ban by S Water over its entire area.
 

Guy Fawkes

The voice of treason
Sep 29, 2007
8,031
When S Water announced the ban it was clearly East Sussex and Kent, east of Brighton. Such a huge region, that was the area suffering.

Lazy journalists latterly have just used the word Sussex or implying it’s a blanket ban by S Water over its entire area.

Southern Water? or South East Water? (different companies)
 

Coldeanseagull

Opinionated
Mar 13, 2013
5,975
Coldean
Do you have some kind of diverter to switch between water butt and waste drainage when you don't need to water the garden?

Yeah. me!
I cut a section out of the down pipe, use an elbow to direct into the barrel. When full/ not needed I use an orange squash bottle upside down with bottom cut off like a funnel so it goes back down the pipe. I'm in the process of designing and 3D printing a more permanent thing but haven't got round to it yet...no rush seeing as the Sussex coast is drier than the Sahara at the moment
 

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