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Date published: 5 Aug 2022
In light of the upcoming hosepipe ban in our region we have spoken with the relative waterboards and this is the advice. This is correct as of today (4th August) but please bear in mind this may be subject to change in the future and you should keep an eye on your respective waterboard website (links below).
Southern Water: Effective from Friday 5th of August, they have followed the statutory exemption for golf courses, meaning that, on health and safety grounds, sports turf used for recreation can be watered, but only in play areas. In short, greens, tees and fairways, but nothing else. They have asked golf clubs ‘be considerate’ with their usage but there isn’t, as yet, any restrictions - www.southernwater.co.uk
South East Water: slightly different, beginning on Friday August 12th. Again they say recreational turf can be irrigated, but they do have some time restrictions. They ask that between 8 and 10 am, and 5-9pm, golf courses don’t use irrigation systems. Again, only greens, tees and fairways should be watered in these areas - www.southeastwater.co.uk (Reviewing every 5 days to see if further restrictions are necessary).