Swimming Pools in France

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"Their water is trespassing on your property!"

Not so as far as I remember TP? There isn't such a thing as trespass in here in France Stick out tongue [:P]Whistles [Www]

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We fill our "swimming pool" (blow up job for the kids) every year from our well, which we have tested, and told by the laboratoire  that the water is drinkable, so are happy to go with what they say. We also have a river Le Loir at the end of our garden. This year it has been shut down several times to allow work on a weir downstream, I was amazed to be told by a neighbour that the weir is owned by a local person, something I find totally bizarre. Only in France. Big Smile [:D]

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Morning Jon,  So Tres pass isn't a French word then?

I didn't believe it existed in Britain either (one of those pub discussions) as break ins to Buck House seemed to get done for other things?

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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>Théière wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">Morning Jon,  So Tres pass isn't a French word then?<br><br>I didn't believe it existed in Britain either (one of those pub discussions) as break ins to Buck House seemed to get done for other things?<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>There is no trespass in Scotland but it is a civil offence in England rather than a criminal one. Pedantically you can not be prosecuted for trespass only sued for any damage you may have done.
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Like NickP we fill our blow up pool for the kids every year with untreated water from our little stream. It comes out of the cliff about 200m away. We check it regularly for oxygen and ph.

Some of our downstream neighbour's friends come with bowsers in dry spells, park under a tree and fill up for their gardens.
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 Théière wrote:
Morning Jon,  So Tres pass isn't a French word then?



Possibly TP, but it ain't law here. Here is another thread about it and you contributed Woot! [:-))]

We have had a BAD neighbour for almost 2 years now and the good friend/nieghbour who lives just behind and between the 2 of us has had problems of Tweedle-dee (my name for the clown) "trespassing' on our friends land. He actually dug up a couple of her plants and planted them on the border between the 2 of them!!! The land he went on to is accessed by a small drive and had a chain across it, but that didn't stop him! So I made up a sign telling him that the property IS private and NO access. He got a bit upset about that, but we just laughed over his discomfort!!

Sorry for the diversion.

Back on track. Even if you have had the well water tested you may find that there are restrictions as to what you can use it for? Some places reckon that even if it's your well the ground water belongs to everybody??

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Jonzjob wrote:

Some places reckon that even if it's your well the ground water belongs to everybody??


As it should. In times of drought, the restrictions on usage of water will often include anyone drawing water from their own well.

The logic for this can be seen in the US, where decades of using water drawn from the aquifers under the wheat belt (the Dakotas etc.) to improve the crop yields of that wheat, now means that areas of Texas to the South have now found their bit of the aquifer has run dry.
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 andyh4 wrote:
Jonzjob wrote: Some places reckon that even if it's your well the ground water belongs to everybody?? As it should. In times of drought, the restrictions on usage of water will often include anyone drawing water from their own well. .

Some places? Try telling that to the French, also how can they put restrictions on your own well, our neighbours only have well water? Practice and theory Andy, bit like no bonfires; no mowing on a Sunday etc. etc. this is France and one of the reasons we spend a lot of time here and enjoy the practicality of it.Big Smile [:D]

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