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Allotments Hosepipe Ban

We the undersigned support Bristol Allotments Forum in seeking to overturn the total hosepipe ban imposed by Bristol City Council (BCC) due to a perceived risk of contracting Legionnaire’s Disease.

The Forum believes:

1. There is no proven evidence that legionella bacteria can be contracted through hosepipes connected to mains water supplies. No horticultural or public health body advocate such a ban.
2. Distributing harvested rainwater via a hose poses no risk whatsoever as bio-aerosols cannot be created.
3. The ban discriminates against persons with medical or disability issues.

Lifting the current unjustified ban is a pre-requisite of the Forum partnering with BCC to reduce mains water use by increasing rainwater storage and other eco-friendly practices such as mulching.
Bristol Allotments Forum enables plot holders to meet and discuss issues directly with BCC officers.

For more information email, allotmentsforum@outlook.com

Started by: Bristol Allotments Forum

This ePetition ran from 01/06/2023 to 31/10/2023 and has now finished.

264 people signed this ePetition.