TEMPORARY HOSEPIPE BAN FROM 12TH AUGUST 2022

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03 Aug 2022

South East Water has announced a temporary use (Hosepipe ban) from Friday 12th August 2022.

According to the Met Office, July was the driest in Kent since records began in 1836 and saw the lowest rainfall in Sussex since 1911.
 
During July we saw just eight per cent of average rainfall for the month and the long-term forecast for August and September is for similar warm, dry weather.

Whilst the temporary use ban is in place, you must not: 

Water a garden using a hosepipe

Clean a private motor-vehicle (or a trailer for such a vehicle) using a hosepipe

Water plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe

Clean a private leisure boat using a hosepipe

Fill or maintain a domestic swimming or paddling pool

Draw water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use

Fill or maintain a domestic pond (manmade or natural) using a hosepipe

Fill or maintain an ornamental fountain (including a cascade or any other display of moving water, and includes filling by permanent plumbing)

Clean walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe

Clean paths or patios using a hosepipe

Clean other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe

Does this affect me?

The hosepipe ban is in place for all our customers in Kent and Sussex, excluding our customers on our Priority Service Register who may find it hard or are unable to make adaptations, or where other exemptions may apply, as per the above categories.

For more details including information concerning the Priority Service Register and for any other frequently asked questions, go to: www.southeastwater.co.uk

 

Parish Clerk

3rd August 2022


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