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Water shortage
- A (7th Jul 2018 @ 20:07:18)

Impending hosepipe bans, reservoirs running dry & what do people do?
Fill up their enormous swimming pools and when the kids have finished splashing it about everywhere, fill it up overnight even more . 2 families in the close . Dread to think how much water has been wasted.
People like you are void of any brain cells .

Re: Water shortage
- Iwik61 (8th Jul 2018 @ 12:48:52)

Sorry don't agree.We were told that with water meters being installed that will save us money and the water companies would be able to invest in leakage loss .I don't waste water I use it I pay for what I use.Like all utility companies they like to keep the shareholders which most of us have a interest in with our pensions.If the dividends are less one year because of the reinvestment so be it.
If I decide to run a car 24/7 that is my decision .....I pay for it.

Re: Water shortage
- L (8th Jul 2018 @ 15:10:37)

A, how very harsh of you to say "people like you are void of brain cells". I am sure that if you are wanting to use water to keep the plants in your garden alive in this very dry weather, then you are doing so... or if you want your car washed, you are doing so. Does that make you devoid of brain cells, or are you just at a different life stage and making your own (different) choices, as we are all free to do?? Until there is a water ban on using wayer to fill swimming pools or plant pots or to wash their cars etc. then people will do so.. and as the previous poster has said, those people will pay for the water that they use.
Live and let live and stop being so quick to judge others, thank you very much x

Re: Water shortage
- Ian (8th Jul 2018 @ 17:09:57)

Sounds like original poster has a bad case of envy and jealousy, pitiful!

Re: Water shortage
- Shelley Smithard (8th Jul 2018 @ 18:58:17)


As one of the families on The Close with a large swimming pool please feel free to knock on my door as you obviously know where I live and voice you concerns to me. As you probably won’t my pool was filled up 2 years ago when it was installed and rarely needs topping up.

I am however somewhat concerned that you have been peeping into ours and our neighbors gardens.

Re: Water shortage
- Dave mcgrath (8th Jul 2018 @ 19:33:37)

Original poster! Get a life! Post your name! Very brave!

Re: Water shortage
- Michael (8th Jul 2018 @ 20:51:24)

The water pressure in ash grove is pretty low at the moment....

Re: Water shortage
- Adrian (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:03:48)

Anyone else getting very low water pressure tonight? I'm in Canada Way and the cold tap is barely a dribble....

Re: Water shortage
- A.R (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:06:12)

So.... I hope all those people moaning at the original poster are pleased with themselves. Guess what , no cold water now. Just like Haslemere. But so what , Just so long as I'm alright Jack.

Re: Water shortage
- helen (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:08:48)

Perhaps the sprinklers are on watering the lawns in Liphook and filling up swimming pools. We were warned of the consequences of being proligate with our presently very limited water supply.

Re: Water shortage
- Shaun (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:09:13)

We have no water from the taps in Church Road Bramshott

Re: Water shortage
- Suzie (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:12:43)

I don’t fully agree with the OP, but today the water pressure has dropped considerably. Hope it is back in the morning for my shower! The cause I assume is over use.

Re: Water shortage
- Debbie (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:14:52)

Same in Hudson Close

Am currently on hold to the South East Water emergency line (and have been for over half an hour), to report the issue. I have no water at all, not even a dribble!!

Re: Water shortage
- Lizzy Codd (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:17:29)

We have no water at all in Haslemere Road (opp Colliers Crescent). It's been reported to South East Water and they are "dealing with it". Looks like a pretty huge area affected (inc Farnham & Aldershot)

Re: Water shortage
- Ak (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:24:01)

Apparently a leak in London road has been reported to south east water. Pressure is down in headley road too.

Re: Water shortage
- Mark (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:26:11)

Haslemere Road has a dribble of water and according to the South East Water website, it is everywhere in Liphook except the Berg and Stonehouse Road.
We know people in both of those estates and they do not have water pressure, so even their website is inaccurate.
But hold on, it does say that they are taking water leaks seriously, so we can all be assured.
Hopeless Utility firms. Its either to hot for them to supply, too cold, wrong type of leaves... Worthless.

Re: Water shortage
- Sahara (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:27:14)

Dry as a bone in maple park.

Re: Water shortage
- Sam furlong (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:32:23)

Dribble London road too! Anyone know why?

Re: Water shortage
- Debbie (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:34:44)


Have finally got through to South East Water, there is an issue with the booster, they are working on it now and we should have water back on at pressure in the next hour or so.

I did question what happens for those who don't have water, they said by the time they get bottled water out to us the water would be back on!

Fingers crossed!

Re: Water shortage
- Jo (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:35:39)

Yes the same as you on Canada Way

Re: Water shortage
- Richard Hartland (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:42:29)

No water in Bramshott. There is a queue on the emergency phone number.

Re: Water shortage
- Debbie (8th Jul 2018 @ 21:56:40)

We are back on in Hudson Close, fingers crossed the whole area is back up to full pressure.

Re: Water shortage
- L (8th Jul 2018 @ 22:28:54)

So, Helen & AR, the water pressure issue was NOT as you so readily suggested, ANYTHING to do with consumers, and instead had everything to do with the suppliers of our water. I am sure that I am not the only one who is intrigued as to what you (along with the original poster) are doing to ensure that there are no water shortages, seeing as how you seem to think that everyone else is being so frivolous with such a precious resource. (And just for the record, no I don't have a swimming pool and my now brown lawn is crunchy underfoot as we don't even own a sprinkler and have no intention of doing so, yet don't have any issue with those who choose to have such things). I repeat; unless and until there is a water ban, we can all make our own choices.

Re: Water shortage
- Nik (8th Jul 2018 @ 22:32:06)

Low water pressure in Passfield

Advice on what to do to help save water on the website

Re: Water shortage
- Nik (8th Jul 2018 @ 22:37:18)

One would imagine the extra demand for supply during this heatwave hasn't helped & put pressure (or not as the case maybe) on the infrastructure. Pools are non essential. We were warned

Re: Water shortage
- helen (8th Jul 2018 @ 22:46:52)

I am not watering pot plants outside I am taking showers instead of baths,
not using water to boil vegetables not watering plants or lawn, not cleaning windows or car, not bathing the dog, not running the washing machine as often as normal, not drinking squash not mopping the floor so often, there are other things as well I probably have not thought of yet.

Re: Water shortage
- Nik (8th Jul 2018 @ 23:38:53)

Text message from the Water Company, "lack of water pressure due to high demand from our Customers that have put extra pressure on our Production boosters".

Re: Water shortage
- liz (9th Jul 2018 @ 08:59:04)

According to the water companies there is no water shortage as reservoirs and water table levels are still high and should be able to cope with higher demand providing levels are replenished with average rainfall in the autumn. Higher demand however is causing some systems problems which appears to be what we have seen in some areas of Liphook or Haslemere.

So no need to panic and not wash the dog etc.! I am watering annuals, pots, new plants and vegetables in my garden plus any others that appear in distress. Not watering the lawn as it doesn't need it and will recover when we eventually get some rain. Whether baths are better than showers depends on how much water you put in the bath vs. how long you it takes you to shower.....

Re: Water shortage
- Helen (9th Jul 2018 @ 12:39:03)

So the water companies have confirmed it was due to high demand. Surely when the lack of rain causes a water shortage in the resovoirs you will see the connection then?

Re: Water shortage
- liz (9th Jul 2018 @ 13:40:12)

Equipment failure due to high demand. Yes this higher demand will impact on reservoirs - that is what they are there for! The point is the water companies believe at present there is sufficient to cope with this higher demand.

Re: Water shortage
- Rölli (9th Jul 2018 @ 17:08:12)

Hey Helen, best rush down to Sainsburys and Tesco's and maybe even Co-op to do a bit of panic buying of bottled water.

Re: Water shortage
- James (9th Jul 2018 @ 17:30:16)

I have considerable knowledge of the water industry.

Our water locally does not come from reservoirs, but from bore holes. We do not have a water shortage where we are and the local companies are not worried about it running out.

However, people are watering gardens, taking 2 showers a day instead of one, filling pools, washing extra things to make the most of drying time outdoors etc. We are all guilty of using extra water in hot weather. The water companies are pumping water into the system at peak capacity, but it is being taken out of the system by consumers at a very high rate - hence the low water pressure and why you will notice there is plenty of water available at non-peak times.

The low pressure can make pumping station computers think there is a problem and temporarily shut down as a safety measure - this is when water can stop coming from our taps altogether until it is checked out. So there is plenty of water, but we are causing the low pressure etc.

Other parts of the country might have Emory reservoirs, but not here. Just slow down on your use and stop wasting water.

Re: Water shortage
- Gr (9th Jul 2018 @ 18:21:05)

Just reading about panic buying bottles water i take it before we where daft enough to buy bottled water this was in the natural water aquafares ? So having it sit in a super market must have a small effect???

Re: Water shortage
- Helen (9th Jul 2018 @ 22:45:45)

I have never bought bottled water. I do not drink fizzy drinks either as they are just sugar, water, artificial flavouring and gas. I do not play golf either as too much water is used for watering the golf course.

Perhaps if I post under the name of Charles I would attract less of the patronising comments!

Re: Water shortage
- Ian (10th Jul 2018 @ 08:06:57)

Helen/Charles or whatever, you sound like a right barrell of laughs! No-one is patronising you, just responding to your posts. You are typical of many nowadays that throw themselves into the public debate forum then moan about being patronised or bullied when you don’t like the replies. Nothing to do with your gender, just your opinions!

Re: Water shortage
- Rölli (10th Jul 2018 @ 10:08:44)

Presumably Helen you do not approve of Liphook in Bloom watering the lovely flowers around the village?

Re: Water shortage
- liz (10th Jul 2018 @ 11:04:26)


You and Ian are almost bullying. Helen is entitled to her views as are we all. She has told us how she is saving water and not demanded others do likewise. My view is that it is not all necessary just yet and people shouldn't worry but, in general, saving water cant be a bad thing.

Re: Water shortage
- A,R (10th Jul 2018 @ 14:23:36)

Absolutely agree with Liz. The vitriolic way a couple of posters have been towards Helen is staggering. When did Liphook become so rude?

I for one agree with Helen, who in my mind has shown common sense as to what could turn into a real problem in a very short time if we get no rain.

No one is saying don't use water, just while this heatwave goes on be a little more careful with your usage. Not too much to ask really. It saddens me that some people think about nothing but themselves and what they want, instead of the bigger picture. These people will be the first and loudest to complain if there is no water.

A healthy debate , yes, bully tactics, no.

Re: Water shortage
- Rölli (10th Jul 2018 @ 14:57:39)

Blimey, just as well Talkback is not the real world.

Re: Water shortage
- helen (10th Jul 2018 @ 18:45:01)

I was only responding anyway to a poster who asked how I was saving
water? It is not an indication that I have no sense of humour, I just read the other posts on here sometimes for a good laugh!

Re: Water shortage
- liz (11th Jul 2018 @ 08:16:34)

What world is it part of then , Rolli?

Re: Water shortage
- Rölli (11th Jul 2018 @ 08:57:49)

Liz, work it out for yourself! but here are some pointers. Just because people think you are talking rubbish does not mean you are being bullied. Happens all the time in the real world. And no matter how much you disagree with me I will not feel bullied or patronised. and finally, to quote Haslemere Rants, "just because you are offended, does not mean you are right"

Re: Water shortage
- liz (11th Jul 2018 @ 10:00:05)


I am neither offended nor bullied - I think you are getting confused. However I don't like to see other people being bullied. Just because "it happens" doesn't make it acceptable. I note you haven't answered my question directly.

Finally, if ever I need a decent quote I must remember to go to Haslemere Rants as that is obviously where it all happens!

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