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Old 02-07-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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Hosepipe Ban

This has been discussed before, but the only posts I can find are from 2012.

So as we are almost in the midst of a hosepipe ban here in the North West, and that products have changed in the last few years.

Any advice on what can be used to help rinse the car?
I have a hand pump sprayer, but it's not the best.
I have always been dubious about wateess products.

Obviously it will get a wash before the van us enforced, but looking at what ifs.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:55 PM   #2
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I've just used onr for the second time this morning, i bought it at wax stock last year and thought I would give it a go, I tried it and wasn't keen this morning it's worked really well it was brought on by this possible hosepipe ban and wanted to get it right, maybe worth a try for you

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Old 02-07-2018, 01:16 PM   #3
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water butts, hook them up to the down pipes ,,,and fill via the hose Before the an starts
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Old 02-07-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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water butts, hook them up to the down pipes ,,,and fill via the hose Before the an starts
Mines already full

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On the news today, the reservoirs are quite full, they just cant pump/filter the water quick enough.
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:24 PM   #6
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On the news today, the reservoirs are quite full, they just cant pump/filter the water quick enough.
Makes you laugh doesn't it. They keep talking about building more houses, but the infrastructure doesn't get upgrade to meet demand.

A few months ago there was announcement on a local paper's Facebook page that more new houses had been given the go ahead. One poster asked if/when the hospital would be extended and also affected schools.

Anyway, back on topic.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:34 PM   #7
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Only ever use barrel water to clean. Barrels are empty, so no clean car for me till it rains again.
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Old 02-07-2018, 05:54 PM   #8
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Anyone who ever read Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything, would know that there is no global water shortage. All the water that has ever been is still there. Just no in the right places.

And that's the UK problem - one of water supply management.

The water companies still allow significant amounts of pumped water to leak away from old Victorian systems, and still fail to harvest all the rainwater that they could. This is in spite of making billions in profit because the previous Govt sold our asst to private sector, gifting them both the infrastructure and reservoirs, and captive customers who pay more and more, but get less and less.

Rant over, my rain barrel is now empty. But my sprinkler is happily going on lawn. Hopefully the ban wont come, once we revert to out normal summer weather when schools break up.
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While the local dodgy car wash is still washing cars, I’ll continue to use the hose as much as I like.
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:32 PM   #10
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Been weeks without any rain in West Yorkshire, all the lawns are brown, nothings growing apart from wildfires on the moors.

No one is using hospipes although I dont think we have a ban, no real rain forecast for two more weeks at least.

Roads are going to be a greasy ice rink when we do get some rain, take care out there.
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