Are allotments exempt from hosepipe bans?

Updated March 2012

This page has just been updated as the hosepipe ban rules have changed for the drought this year.

It’s now very clear that the watering of allotments using a hosepipe during the 2012 hosepipe ban is not allowed.

However, all water companies are allowed to make exceptions to the rules so it may be worth contacting your local water company to clarify things. At the time of writing we are not aware of any such exceptions and will update this page if we find otherwise.