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Hose pipe ban lifted
#1
Yes that right folks the last of the bans has been lifted Smile good new for cleaning the bike, but i think this means they reakon its going to keep on raining.
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#2
For future info bike cleaning is exempt from hose pipe bans on a health & safrety issue  ;D
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#3
&quot;Laggingbehind&quot; Wrote:For future info bike cleaning is exempt from hose pipe bans on a health & safrety issue  ;D

That's all well and good, but it doesn't stop the neighbours trying to grass you up!
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#4
Actually, we checked with Southern Water and they said that it was a blanket ban on all hosepipe usage  Undecided
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#5
&quot;Avril19&quot; Wrote:Actually, we checked with Southern Water and they said that it was a blanket ban on all hosepipe usage  Undecided



you spoke to the wrong guy then, one of the guys I ride with has it in writing from the water company
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#6
&quot;Laggingbehind&quot; Wrote:you spoke to the wrong guy then, one of the guys I ride with has it in writing from the water company

Really?  That's good to know for future reference.
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#7
It's a very iffy area.

It was OK'd on health & safety grounds as the bike could be covered in err.. the more smelly, brown sticky stuff originated from the back end of something with legs.

The other argument is that the ban refers to the cleaning of mechanically powered private vehicles designed for road use - not an MTB.

Last time around we had an email from the water company saying it was OK, but wether you'd ever get it again - who knows Undecided

I guess it's one of those decisions - not if you can, but if you should........
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#8
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Keep it foolish...
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#9
Below is the legislation around this hose pipe band thing. I had a discussion with the water company at the start and they said that they would still prosecute if I was found to be cleaning my bike with a hose pipe. I then asked the chap for an email address so I could send him the article below, I sent the items listed below and I heard nothing back? Maybe it scarred them off or they actually looked into it rather than just using bully boy tactics.

Some of the guy's on here in the "force" may also be aware of the definition of a motor vehicle being described by the "GOPED" acronym.
Which is Gas, Oil,Petrol,Electric,Diesel, if the "vehicle" is powered by none of these it is not a Mechanically driven vehicle so can be cleaned with a hose during the ban.

2010 Flood & water management act

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/29/section/36

(1)A water undertaker may prohibit one or more specified uses of water supplied by it if it thinks that it is experiencing, or may experience, a serious shortage of water for distribution. .
(2)Only the following uses of water may be prohibited� .
(a)watering a garden using a hosepipe; .
(b)cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe; .
©watering plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe; .
(d)cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe; .
(e)filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool; .
(f)drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use; .
(g)filling or maintaining a domestic pond using a hosepipe; .
(h)filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain; .
(i)cleaning walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe; .
(j)cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe; .
(k)cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe.

Also worthy of note- the 2010 Statutory instrument:

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/...cle/5/made

Cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
5. In section 76(2)(b) of the Act, “private motor-vehicle� means�
(a)a mechanically propelled vehicle designed, constructed or adapted for use on roads, except� .
(i)a public service vehicle, as defined in section 1 of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981(5), and .
(ii)a goods vehicle, as defined in section 192 of the Road Traffic Act 1988(6); or .
(b)a trailer designed, constructed or adapted for attachment to a vehicle falling within paragraph (a).

[url]And, before anyone tries to argue - the definition of Mechanically propelled vehicle is clearly laid down here:
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So, to be absolutely clear - you CAN legally was your bicycle with a hosepipe during the hosepipe ban!

Christ that was boring & for the record I use my Mobiwasher all the time.
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