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Old 18-07-2018, 07:33 AM   #41
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No chance of a hosepipe ban in Anglian Water. Company is more reliant on underground aquifers and reservoirs fed from winter flows in rivers. A hot dry summer does not impact so harshly.
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Old 18-07-2018, 07:45 AM   #42
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This isnt going to be a nation wide hosepipe ban is it? just the cumbria are. Might convert to the darkside and buy some optimum no rinse. I still dont think i can bring myself to spend £32 on the big red sponge though
Not at present, just the North-West. That being said, if the heat keeps up for a few more weeks, that can change. Even with a hosepipe ban you'd still be able to fill buckets and watering cans so actually washing your car pretty much as normal is still feasible.
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Old 18-07-2018, 01:02 PM   #43
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also found this under Discretionary Universal Exceptions
"Cleaning a private motor vehicle using specific low
water use apparatus such as pressure washers"
So we can use a pressure washer then - cool. And I could borrow a blue badge from my father-in-law lol
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Old 18-07-2018, 04:37 PM   #44
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So we can use a pressure washer then - cool. And I could borrow a blue badge from my father-in-law lol
this is the link to the united utilities legal page regarding hosepipe ban
https://www.unitedutilities.com/glob...bfinalweb1.pdf
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Old 18-07-2018, 05:55 PM   #45
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No chance of a hosepipe ban in Anglian Water. Company is more reliant on underground aquifers and reservoirs fed from winter flows in rivers. A hot dry summer does not impact so harshly.
We had months and months with the ditches full and the garden sodden, so doesn't surprise me there is plenty hidden underground.

I'd also assume in the dryest part of the country we're a bit more prepared for dry spells where as up north they usually expect supplies to be topped up pretty regularly...
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Old 19-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #46
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No ban up here in the North of Scotland yet but have had 2 letters in 2 weeks from Scottish Water telling me how to conserve water. Stuff like use a bucket to wash the car not a hose, take showers not baths etc. Desperate to take the power washer over the car but for the dirty looks it will bring from the nosy neighbours makes me decide against it.
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Old 19-07-2018, 12:42 PM   #47
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this is the link to the united utilities legal page regarding hosepipe ban
https://www.unitedutilities.com/glob...bfinalweb1.pdf
Simple, buy a load of new plants from the garden centre, place them strategically round your car and have 14 days of unfettered hosepipe use
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Old 19-07-2018, 12:54 PM   #48
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I still dont think i can bring myself to spend £32 on the big red sponge though
I've made my own, although I'm a bit scared to use it.

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Old 19-07-2018, 02:15 PM   #49
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I've made my own, although I'm a bit scared to use it......
If you are brave enough to wear those socks then you are brave enough to try that sponge.

I have tried various sponges, cloths and mitts over the years with ONR and they have all worked. I prefer a noodle mitt but this is just preference.

One of the key things is just to glide the sponge over the paint.
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Old 19-07-2018, 02:23 PM   #50
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So we can use a pressure washer then - cool. And I could borrow a blue badge from my father-in-law lol
does the Blue Badge holder have to be using the pressure washer in this scenario or does the household need to have a blue badge holder living there?

apparently no one has ever been charged with the £1000 for using a hose pipe during a temp ban
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