Filling the motorhome during hosepipe ban

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by combi, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. combi

    combi Read Only Funster

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    Soon the hosepipe ban will come into force and was wondering what the situation is regarding filling the motorhome. Can I use a tap and hose at the campsite and if I do who is responsible for breaking the ban, me or the owner?
    I am guessing that I will need to start packing a watering can.

    cakeboy
     
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    I think the hosepipe ban is for things like watering the lawn and washing cars etc. I think we are fine filling the MH as it is for drinking/hygene use.

    Us fulltimers would be screwed otherwise:Blush:
     
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    Any use of a hosepipe in a commercial way would be exempt from a ban
    NO ONE has ever been fined for using a hosepipe during a ban, water companies send a letter 'advising' against the use.
     
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    you'll need to fill your tank using your old bath water. :Laughing:
     
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    Look, This is England and it's fast approaching the summer. Plenty of rain on the way then

    What we all have to do is be effective at being environmentally friendly.

    We should all cover our vehicles with large tarpaulins shaped like a funnel, take a pipe from the base of the "Funnel" and place it in the Water Tank Filling hole, then when it rains (when not if) we can all collect this rainwater and use it for washing, toilets etc.

    The site of 100's of large Blue and Green tarpaulins all over the nation would be spectacular?

    In the meantine I'm carrying on as normal.
     
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    Bloody good job I have a Nature Pure filter then :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I didn't know that. Somebody told me that its ok to use sprinklers as they're not hosepipes.
    Jim
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    Also the ban means -

    -Thieves aren't allowed to use a hose to introduce sleeping gas into your van.

    -You aren't allowed to wash your A-Frame

    There's no getting out of carrying your breathalyzer though!:BigGrin:
     
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    didn't know this one.. blue badge holder exemption

    Allowed
    does this one not cover filling a motorhome tank ?

    Not allowed..
     
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    This is the reply a member on another forum got from Anglian Water..

    "Reference #120314-000032
    Dear Sir/Madam
    Thank you for your email.

    You are able to use a hosepipe to fill the water tank in your caravan, motor caravan or boat during the ban without fear of a fine. The use of a hosepipe to facilitate drinking, cooking and toilet water in recreational vehicles such as boats and motor homes is acceptable.
    Regards,

    Anglian Water Customer Services"
     
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    I live beside the New Forest (about 50metres) and remember the panic of previous years where we had drought and hose pipe bans. It reached the point where a few campsites had to close through lack of water. Not for filling tanks on motorhomes, but for fire hoses:Eeek:

    The fire fighters were even looking into the feasibility of filling water bowsers from the sea. Not as straight forward as you may think, as salt water is corrosive and contains all sorts of solid matter from sea weed and fish through to untreated sewage.

    As for domestic water some regions were not just put on hosepipe bans, but had standpipes as they couldnt supply all the properties direct at a reasonable pressure. In these areas I would expect recreational use of drinking water to be prohibited.
     
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    You have to think a little european on this one, what would our EU cousins do? The french would probably find something to blockade or go on strike, the Italians would ignore it, as they do with any law they dont like, the germans would probably already be running a system of hosepipes from parts of the country NOT subject to a ban, the Spanish would just increase the price of bottled water, and wash less...if thats possible.
    I suggest, we remain firmly British,......fill up at night when nobody is looking,...and bloody deny it, as long as none touches your plants, you are not guilty.:BigGrin:
     
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