Posted by: sgu05ysw | October 23, 2007

Tougher Drought Rules Unveiled

The government has announced new rules to save water during droughts. Hosepipe bans will now include pressure hoses for cleaning patios and boats, and jacuzzi and hot tub owners will no longer be allowed to fill them up from hoses or mains pipes. 

The tougher new rules are intended to conserve more water for essential supplies during times of drought and are also an effort to end the frustration over measures in place at the moment, which many consider to be unfair. For example, during the 2006 hosepipe ban gardeners couldn’t water their plants but had to watch as their neighbours used power hoses to clean their patios.

R. Booth, (2007), Tougher Drought Rules Unveiled, [www] http://www.guardian.co.uk/guardianpolitics/story/0,,2196983,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=environment, (23rd October 2007)

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