Originally Posted by RYHOPER1
Will the southern clubs still be able to water their pitches?
This is taken from BBC News website....
The Olympics will not be affected as, like most suppliers, Thames Water has exempted hosepipe use on grass and artificial surfaces - as long as they are used for national or international sport events.
Thames has gone further than the other water companies by specifying sporting events and facilities including the Olympics and Paralympics, Wimbledon tennis club and professional football clubs including Arsenal and AFC Wimbledon.
However, the temporary use ban legislation means that all the capital's usually flowing fountains will be stilled during the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Exemptions, which are decided by individual water companies, are broadly similar in each area but customers should check the website of their supplier as there are some differences.
For example, Sutton and East Surrey Water allows for hosepipes to be used on all areas of grass used for sport or recreation.
Common exemptions include where a hosepipe is used to clean cars, windows or outdoor surfaces - this covers car washing businesses and window cleaners.
There are also exemptions for blue badge holders and for the use of a hosepipe for cleaning in some situations where health and safety is an issue.
And some garden drip irrigation systems, which use lengths of perforated hose, are also exempted.