The restrictions on the use of hosepipes is officially known as a Temporary Use Ban (TUB) and includes: 'Drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use.'
We consulted with Thames Water and they have advised us as follows:
"The definition of domestic recreation use is:
a) recreational use in connection with a domestic swimming or paddling pool or on land that is used or enjoyed in connection with a building, or part of a building, used principally as a dwelling, other than for the purposes of a business;
b) recreational use on land that is used or enjoyed in connection with a building …used principally as a dwelling….
Therefore it will be possible to fill a motorhome or caravan water tank using a hose during the Temporary Use Ban. "
Generally the activities that are not allowed include:
Watering a garden using a hosepipe
Cleaning a private motor-vehicle using a hosepipe
Watering plants on domestic or other non-commercial premises using a hosepipe
Cleaning a private leisure boat using a hosepipe
Filling or maintaining a domestic swimming or paddling pool
Drawing water, using a hosepipe, for domestic recreational use
Filling or maintaining a domestic pond using a hosepipe
Filling or maintaining an ornamental fountain
Cleaning walls, or windows, of domestic premises using a hosepipe;
Cleaning paths or patios using a hosepipe
Cleaning other artificial outdoor surfaces using a hosepipe.