Hose pipe ban east and S.E.

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  1. donubenz

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    Move to Cambridge.

    Cambridge Water have not announced a hosepipe ban (yet:)).
     
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    Yes, I have a rain water butt (sounds like an unpleasant medical condition...) just for watering the yard and cleaning the car occasionally.

    Cunning plan? How about lobbying the water companies to actually make an effort to reduce leakage?
    And maybe build a few more reservoirs in the SE?
    Building some trunk mains to move the water around the country more effectively?
    How about a scheme as big as the London ring main, but designed to help the whole country rather than just London?

    Might work...

    cheers
     
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    What did hose pipes ever do wrong?
     
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    You can legally use a hose pipe to fill a large bucket or container.

    So I have a waterbutt in the garage which I fill when required and then I attach my jetwash hose to the water butt - problem solved.

    Perhaps I should get around to linking said waterbutt to the drain pipe of the garage I guess but I doubt I'd collect much.
     
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    How will that make it rain more?
     
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    People leave them on for much longer than when they use the alternative bucket method.

    [TABLE]Activity Average weekly use Litres used - per activity Cost per use
    Bath 2 80 per bath 15p
    Flushing the toilet 35 8 per flush 1.52p
    Gravity shower 7 35 per shower 7p
    Power shower 7 80 per shower 15p
    Washing machine 3 65 per wash 12p
    Dishwasher 4 25 5p
    Watering the garden 1 540 £1.03
    Washing car with bucket 1 (4 buckets) 8 per bucket = 32 litres 6p
    Washing car with hose pipe 1 400 - 480 76p - 91.2p[/TABLE]


    For those with a water meter what's your annual consumption ? We're 50 m^3. (two of us)

    [TABLE]Number of People Living at Home ANNUAL WATER USAGE IN CUBIC METRES
    Low / Average / High
    One 45 / 66 / 100
    Two 55 / 110 / 136
    Three 82 / 136 / 175
    Four 110 / 165 / 210
    Five 136 / 182 / 245
    Six 155 / 200 / 265
    [/TABLE]
     
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    What if you use a hose and the two bucket method?

    I use one bucket to stand on to reach the roof and one to keep the stiff brush to use on the lower half in.
     
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    Just got the latest bill - 115cu.m for the year - approx 3 to 4 in the house
     
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    I would appear that nobody has stated the obvious
    THERE'S TOO MANY PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY
     
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    Maybe, but that's certainly is the case for Australia.
     
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    Yes it would but when the population is increasing to record levels year on year with no improvement in infrastructure then it'll only lead to trouble.
     
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    Does this mean it's safe to take winter tyres off now?
     
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    Judging by the Hyundai Getz I saw with a very mashed wheel-trim and Winter tyres, I guess not yet...
     
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    Just checked our metered water bill and we've paid £463.08 for 161 cubic meters over 12 months.
     
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    How will an improvement in infrastructure make it rain more?
     
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    Building more reservoirs will hold more water when it rains surely!
     
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    The population of the SE is increasing quite rapidly. It's one of the areas where precipitation levels are low and large natural reservoirs don't tend to occur.

    Not virtuous combination to start with.

    Now add in reduced levels of precipitation and things ....
     
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