Water Restrictions in Poitou Charentes

Information on steps taken in the region when rainfall has been poor and water restrictions are imposed (sometimes called the "hosepipe ban")...

The departmental office of the Préfecture announces local restrictions. Generally these limit or prohibit use of domestic tap water to water gardens, wash cars or boats and fill swimming pools. Some restrictions on crop irrigation may also be imposed.

Restrictions are usually applied to the use of all water, whether from private wells, bore holes, streams or from the piped water supply (although not re-cycled water).

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