Hosepipe ban rules to be tightened

October 2007
Utility Week;10/26/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p7
Trade Publication
The article offers information on hosepipe ban rules in Great Britain. Announcing that legislation on hosepipe bans is to be updated, environment minister Phil Woolas described the existing law as outdated, inconsistent and illogical. Rules in force in 2007 are more than six decades old and only ban the use of hosepipes for washing private cars and watering gardens. The new rules will prohibit the use of hosepipes for a range of activities such as operating ornamental fountains, cleaning patios, and filling swimming pools.


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