Ban use of water fed pole

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Hinty, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    We come under Veolia as our water supplier, who have said that they are banning use of their water for WFP, but are giving us until the 4th July to make other arrangements.

    While there is still a chance of a turn around, I have decided to set up rainwater harvesting (4 x 1000L IBC tanks), which I will fill using normal RO/DI to set me up - which is fine as long as this is done before 4th July.

    Called Veolia today - to clarify whether this ban includes Trolley systems as well as van mount systems - was told yes.

    Anyway - long story short, I was told that it is not just Veolia that are reviewing their policy on the 4th July -it is ALL water companies - and we may well find that other areas decide to ban WFP too!

    Wanted to give you guys the heads up - if you already have a hose pipe ban it may be worth stock piling a little water, and checking with your own company that this is the case.

    Apparently there is no problem going out of the area to fill up - as long as you go to somewhere with a plentiful supply - but in reality if this means extra fuel, time, and mad amounts of resin (as wont have time to use RO) then may not be a viable alternative.

    I had been looking to try and get a hydrant license in the Thames water are (we are only 3 miles out of their area) but have been told that my use is not covered, and they will possibly be doing the same as Veolia.

    If anyone has an existing Rainwater harvesting system set up - would love to see a few pics to make sure my planned setup is headed the right way.

    Hopefully this will all blow over - but I can't afford to wait until 4th July to be told that over***ht I am out of action.

    Being balanced, we have started doing downstairs traditionally - not to give wrong impression to customers, and to feel that we are doing the "right thing", and it is amazing how much less we use - but still use it for all upstairs, and leaded (pure laziness)

    Does anyone know any more/better?
     
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  2. Masons

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    After this weeks weather we may get til the end of July ;)
     
  3. Hinty

    Hinty Well-Known Member
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    Aint that the truth!
     
  4. Posh

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    It's pathetic. All the rain we get. Every proxy summer is Swear word!. So how do they expect you to make a living? They do not give a s@@t. It cheeses me off that they can just do this and that's it. They don't give a toss about anybody. I'm trad but feel for you guys. Be interesting to see what happens with all the car washes. It's also a good idea if you can't do trad to start learning now. That's my rant lol
     
  5. laddergarder

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    how exactly is the water company going to police this? I cant see anyone paying attention to this unless there are serious repercussions. Personally I if I was WFP and they were saying I could use there water for cleaning, I would drain the rivers myself.
     
  6. Ryan

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    its wrong big time if thay do ever bring it in

    we get plenty of water where does it all go

    i never have a bath (dirty i am) na i always shower which is suppose to save about 80% of the water a bath would use do i get anything for that ? 80% discount in my bill nooooooooooooo i do not so what thay going to do stop me haveing a bath if water is tight if i want noooooooooooooooooooooo

    i pay my bill i do what i want with my water i pay for dont worry guys collecting rain water is a good idea tho imo i may do this now come the winter it be full in a day tho lol
     
  7. lee.h

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    you will need to pre filter the water that goes into the harvest tank to reduce sediment etc.. i know this seems obvious. the surface of the roof can be important too. my dads house has new slate roof and the water coming off it has a tds reading of 006!!! whereas my house has a moss coverd ****ty tile roof and the sediment is crazy.. my dad harvests thousands of litres and uses the water in the house after passing a series of pre filters ( he doesnt use it for consumption mind you) if you need any help with how to get it from gutter to tank , design a filter etc etc just ask i will help you if i can. also if you are using industrial 1000l tanks outside remember they are slightly transparent and grow algae inside so covering them is also a good idea or photosynthesis will occur haha. you can burry large tanks that are available and use electric pumps to transfer out water.... bit of hard work putting them in but long term savings can be made...[hr]
    and for anyone doubting how quickly a 5000l tank fills up i have seen one fill in an afternoon.
     
  8. chip

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    hi dave, have'nt gone on to harvesting yet, but folk like jeff brimble say the simpler the better, as far as i can figure, he catches his by letting it run down some gutter channels into the storage, and filters the bits out with the foam stuff from aquariums. but someone had another idea yesterday which i plan to try one day, and could'nt get much simpler, get an empty pop bottle, cut the bottom off, sponge at the nozzle, fill with resin, sponge at the top, put it between the drainpipe and water butt and the waters purified without pumping through ro!
    hope it goes well bud
     
  9. Posh

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    If you pay your bill for the services you get and they take one of these services off (hosepipe) you should get money off your bill. Would you go to a custy and say I'm putting your money up but taking away cleaning your conny. I'm sure they'd love you. Me personally if I was wfp I'd carry on. You have to make a living.
     
  10. badbusdriver

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    I feel for you guys in this situation, must be a constant worry.

    I think that as well as the lack of rain, the ever expanding population placing much greater demands on the available water is also a major issue.

    Maybe you could get a group of windy's together to pool resources?. If you could get a garage or warehouse (or even a big garden) with a heap of ibc tanks and hire a tanker or something to get water?. Rainwater harvesting is certainly a good idea if you have the means, but you need the rain in order to harvest it!.
     
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