Friendly Club announces that hosepipe ban will not affect caravan holidays
Caravanners will be allowed to use hosepipes to fill water tanks while on holiday
Wednesday, 11, Apr 2012 09:49
by Tom Lowenstein
Caravanners heading on a touring holiday will not be barred from using a hosepipe at their pitch despite the widespread ban announced by several leading water companies last week.
Holidaymakers could have been forgiven for worrying that the hosepipe ban would make it illegal to fill up their water tanks or containers, but the Camping and Caravanning Club has told people not to fret.
The legislation enforcing a hosepipe ban - the Flood and Water Management Act 2010 - does not restrict use when it comes to filling containers for consumption, meaning caravan holidays will be largely unaffected.
"We have been in contact with a number of water companies and we are quite clear the current regulations regarding the temporary hosepipe ban do not affect the usage as outlined above," said Ian Hewlett, technical manager at the Club.
Where the ban remains in force, however, is when it comes to washing your caravan. Anyone found using a hosepipe to wash their vehicle could be fined up to £1,000.