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Can I fill my motorhome water tank when there's a hosepipe ban in force?

The restrictions on the use of hosepipes is officially known as a Temporary Use Ban and includes: 'Drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use.'

We consulted with Thames Water and they have advised us as follows:


"The definition of domestic recreation use is:

a) recreational use in connection with a domestic swimming or paddling pool or on land that is used or enjoyed in connection with a building, or part of a building, used principally as a dwelling, other than for the purposes of a business;


b) recreational use on land that is used or enjoyed in connection with a building …used principally as a dwelling….

Therefore it will be possible to fill a motorhome or caravan water tank using a hose during the Temporary Use Ban. "

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