LI calls for members with expertise in managing water shortages to help update its ‘Water restrictions and watering specifications’ guidance

Water guidance: can you help?

The orginal guidance, which has been reissued this year, was originally published in 1996. It outlines the implications of water shortages, the restrictions for the landscape practitioner and how watering may be specified in landscape contracts.

The LI is looking to hear from members with expertise in managing water shortages to help update the guidance. Interested members should contact Lesley Malone at the Landscape Institute, who will be pulling together a working group on te project.

Since 1996, regulatory and legislative changes have affected the water industry, superseding some elements of this guidance. These include the Flood and Water Management Act 2010, which widened the powers of water companies to control non-essential water uses during water shortages. Additionally, many water authorities no longer allow water points. Other elements of the guidance may also have been superseded since publication, and users should ensure they comply with current legislation and local measures imposed by water authorities.

To download a copy of the guidance, go to www.landscapeinstitute.org/knowledge/technical_guidance.php

 

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