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NSC pool water made available for use

Hosepipe ban prompts improvisation

Water from the NSC swimming pools is being made available to those who want it.

The Department of Education has one and a half million litres free for public use as the facility undergoes renovation work.

Following last Friday's (Aug 3) hosepipe ban, it's an effort to take strain off the Island's reservoirs by providing grey water for those wishing to water their garden or wash their car.

Water from the leisure and competition pools is available to organisations or individuals with a need for large volumes.

As of today, collections for 100 litres or more can take place any time between 9am and 3pm until Friday 11 August.

With the assistance of Manx Utilities, Douglas Borough Council has already used some to maintain its hanging baskets and gardens around the capital.
Since the Sports Centre's chlorinator unit was switched off last week, government scientists have said a natural de-chlorination process has occurred.

And while the water is not suitable for drinking, it is fine for general use around the garden, with no detriment to the environment.
Anyone interested must have their own water tank and transportation, and should call Manx Utilities on 687 760.

The deadline is this Friday (10 Aug).

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