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Local water supply
Topic posted by cee-jay ... dated:17 June 2009
Sorry to pose what is possibly a stupid question but my 9 year old son has asked and I don't know the answer.(d'uh)
Where does our water actually come from in the Urmston/Flixton area? by this I mean is it piped from a specific reservoir (name required) or as someone else has suggested does it come from Davyhulme water treatment works (I always assumed this was just "the sewage works")
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:02 August 2018

United Utillities calls off hospipe ban...LINK

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:14 April 2018
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Reply posted by Nottah ... dated:13 April 2018

Got an awful air lock in my water system since UU repaired the leak on Irlam Road, any idea's how to cure it?

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:12 April 2018

United Utilities say The repairs to the leak on Flixton Rd have now been completed and your water supply should be back to normal.The site will be cleared in the next 5 working days.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:12 April 2018

The link has changed to http://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/current-incidents/m41-manchester/ and says:

"Some of you are finding when you turn your tap on the water is discoloured or brown in colour.

"This has happened because of a disturbance to the pipes in your area. Our pipes have naturally occurring sediments and minerals at the bottom which can get disturbed every now and then.

"We know it doesn’t look nice but don’t worry, it’s unlikely to be harmful and will settle down again with time. You can help with this by letting your cold water tap run at a slight trickle until your water runs crystal clear again."

Our water was fine this morning but discoloured in the past hour. I suppose the length of the pipes has something to do with this.

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:12 April 2018

We had no water at all for a short period last night and we're over in Urmston. Looking on United Utilities' "current incidents" page, I see that much of the M41 and M31 postcode areas were affected overnight. Some places may still have low pressure and/or discoloured water.

I'm struggling to add the link for some reason. It should be at http://www.unitedutilities.com/help-and-support/current-incidents/m41-urmston/.

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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:12 April 2018
If anyone's experiencing poor pressure or no water in Flixton, this is due to a leak on Flixton Road/Irlam Rd junction. Water "engineers" are onsite at the moment carrying out repairs to the leak.
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Reply posted by DavidU ... dated:18 July 2010
A relative  has a farm in deepest Cheshire. He tells me that DEFRA (or whatever they are called now) use satellite observation to check that what is being submitted on farmer's returns is accurate. (I do not have first hand knowledge, I have to take his word for it).
Could UU be using the same technology to check for hose users?
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Reply posted by Graz ... dated:17 July 2010
Elliemay, keep us updated - this is better than many soap opera scripts!
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:17 July 2010
Certainly not Steak!! I'm not exempt but maybe my husband will have a little tinkle... watch this space!
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:17 July 2010
Elliemay,
Will you be having a quick squirt again soon to see what happens.
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:17 July 2010
Sorrie..........speling mistayk.
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:17 July 2010
Received the warning letter this morning, rang United Utilities and was told you only get said letter if you have been bubbled.  I am no longer assuming the actions of my neighbour. 
 
To be continued....
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Reply posted by SiB ... dated:14 July 2010
I nipped to Asda last night after the gym and noticed that Asda was having a nice clean with a jet wash and lots and lots of water was trickling away down the drains!!

I wonder how this is deemed necessary when the majority of us are under the hosepipe ban and not allowed to use excessive water.

Before everyone has a go at me it was just an observation, I am not against the hosepipe ban, I regularly recycle and encourage my children to save water.
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Reply posted by MikeL ... dated:13 July 2010
And How shall I wash my car, Dear Lisa, Dear Lisa, and How shall I wash my car Dear Lisa, wash my Car?
 
If you want to wash your car, Dear Henry, Dear Henry, If you want to wash your car, Dear Henry, get a water Butt and connect it up to a power washer, Dear Henry, get a water Butt and connect it up to a power washer, Dear Henry, a Water Butt.
 
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:12 July 2010
Rollocks, we don't water the garden.....ever....never said we did!! What I did say was that my husband used the hose for approx 30 seconds. Was he filling a bucket? Was he not? Does it matter? I conserve water and recycle whenever I can and probably a lot more than most.
 
Anyone want their car washed? I could sit him on his wheelchair on the drive and make a few bob!...............JOKE!!
 
Hi Steak, having seen her looking over to see what was happening and the thunder on her face then hearing her on the phone asking for United Utilities number I admit that I assumed thats what she was doing. Maybe my silly sense of humour Steak but I find it quite amusing.
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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:12 July 2010
Rollocks - It is because it is difficult to carry a watering can when you are disabled.
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:12 July 2010
Rollocks,
Everyone can water their garden if they wish, just do not use a hosepipe.
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Reply posted by Steak ... dated:12 July 2010
Elliemay,
How do you know your neighbour grassed you up or are you just assuming they have.
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Reply posted by Rollocks ... dated:12 July 2010
Ellimay
 
Why are disabled people exempt?. If he is exempt why do still have to water the garden ehen no one else can?You sound rather a selfish person.  
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:12 July 2010
UrmstonBob, my husband using hose, my neighbour grassing, I have cctv to prove it was hubby using it and not me. Neighbour obviously doesn't know about disabled being exempt from ban and we knew she would do exactly what she did.......Priceless!!
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Reply posted by Stewby ... dated:12 July 2010
At least the kids are ok then.  They can still play in their paddling pools.
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Reply posted by UrmstonBob ... dated:12 July 2010
I don't get your post? Have you been grassed or are you doing the grassing? You should really get a life if you are grassing somebody up for using a hosepipe, ban or not.
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Reply posted by Bendy ... dated:12 July 2010
Well that is brilliant to know about blue badge holders.  I have been struggling over the weekend with small bottles of water and am K*********  So I can now get my hosepipe out again instead of watching all my vegs, growing merrily in tubs in the garden,  die!  They will supply me with home grown food (no airmiles and pollution involved) and plenty of oxygen for our depleting atmosphere.  Saved!  Thank you for the info!
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:11 July 2010
Knew it!! husband (disabled) got out the power wash for approx 30 seconds and neighbour strained her neck over the fence to see then straight on the phone.  Caught it on time & date stamped cctv so we can prove it was him using it. Cant wait for the knock or letter through the door. What a fool she's gonna feel!!
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Reply posted by Elliemay ... dated:11 July 2010
Knew it!! husband (disabled) got out the power wash for approx 30 seconds and neighbour strained her neck over the fence to see then straight on the phone.  Caught it on time & date stamped cctv so we can prove it was him using it. Cant wait for the knock or letter through the door. What a fool she's gonna feel!!
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Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:11 July 2010
I've been told "Bez from the Happy Mondays has never actually taken drugs, and has an organic allotment in Urmston".
 
 I'm astonished to be told he's drug free, but does anyone know where he allots?
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Reply posted by Tom ... dated:11 July 2010
The UU site says "private allotments", meaning an allotment on your private land.
 
A council allotment isn't something I'd classify as private land?  Its bloody stupid anyway, why stop people watering a large area used to grow food, with a hose?
 
UU should be building more reservoirs, and fixing their leaky pipework, not criticising their customers. 
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Reply posted by Mandy ... dated:11 July 2010
It states on the United Utilities site that allotments are included in the ban but a chap on our allotment is adamant that they're not because they are classed as 'agricultural land'.  Does anybody know if this is true or not?  Seems unlikely to me.
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