Hosepipe ban for Dentdale

21st July 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ News

Hosepipe ban for Dentdale

On the first day of rain for some time in Dentdale, United Utilities have confirmed that a hosepipe ban will apply to most households in here from 5th August.
Their announcement explained that, “you won’t be allowed to use either a hosepipe or sprinkler as they use an incredible amount of water. We know hosepipe bans can be inconvenient but by taking these steps now we can make sure we have enough water for more essential things like drinking, washing and cooking.”
The main restrictions include:

Watering a garden and/or plants using a hosepipe
Cleaning a private car, van, motorbike, trailer, caravan or leisure boat using a hosepipe
Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming pool, paddling pool or ornamental fountain
Cleaning walls or windows using a hosepipe
Using water from a hosepipe for domestic recreational use
Cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
Cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe.

You can still use water outdoors if you:

Are a blue badge holder or are on our priority services register
Use tap water to fill a bucket or watering can
Use grey water, ie water that’s been used before eg bath water
Have your own water supply such as a private borehole.

You can check on the United Utilities website if you are affected by the hosepipe ban.