Swimming Pools in France

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It's like the old saying of

God helps they who help themselves,

But  Christ help those who get caught! Woot! [:-))]

Edit : - I think that it may be the other way around, but I suppose they are interchangeable Confused [8-)]

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 Jonzjob wrote:
It's like the old saying of

God helps they who help themselves,

But  Christ help those who get caught! Woot! [:-))]

Edit : - I think that it may be the other way around, but I suppose they are interchangeable Confused [8-)]


OK Jon lets have some facts then, when was the last time people were stopped using THEIR wells and where?. We've had ours for twelve years and have never had any restriction of use, and by the way we do have mains water. I can only say what affects me so as I say your generalisation doesn't work for everybody, if indeed for all, but given facts I may be inclined to think your claim may hold water. Big Smile [:D]

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A friend of ours in Villemoustassou has a well and he was stopped from using the water for his pool one year by the Mairie. As he tends to have my luck and get caught he was livid, but he didn't use the water. I wouldn't have used it anyway. He was always having trouble with his pool!! Blink [blink]

I would think that the majority of the locals would take as much notice of any restrictions as that do to the pool safety rules? Woot! [:-))] Of course, we stick tightly to all of the rules and regs Whistles [Www]Whistles [Www]Blink [blink]

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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 <img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/images/emotions/biggrin.gif" alt="Big Smile [:D]" />


I think my post may have been misunderstood. When I wrote that restrictions during drought would apply to those with their own well, I meant exactly that.

Not that they could not use the well water for any purpose, but that if the restriction said no watering or gardens except on three days per week between the hours of 19:00 and 05:00 ( a restriction we see most summers), that would also apply to the use of well water.

As for the rest, I have to agree: the observance of laws is more in ignoring than application.

Andy

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Its no wonder this forum has gone to the dogs. Someone asks a perfectly reasonable question and gets a snippet of information as one of the replies. Then a number of other people chime in with opinions, not facts, about how that can't really be true because they know loads of people who do just that. I know loads of people who break the speed limit; that doesn't mean it's OK, they just got away with it.

I have a statement in my deeds that says I can't extract water from the river. I've no idea what the penalty would be, if any. I do know people, personally, (not whispers, or someone a friend knows), who have been visited by the gendarmerie with regard to garden fires; we're supposed to get a "note" from the mairie and approval from the pompiers (or is it the other way round?); no-one does... usually. All wells are now meant to be registered at the Mairie; that's because extracting water affects the water table. Who, in heaven's name is going to police that one when they can't keep track of non-complying fosses? Just because you've had a well for 12 years (as we have) doesn't give you any special rights, you've simply ignored the restrictions and got away with it. As the secretary at our mairie once said when I asked about having a garden fire, "We live in the country, we do as we like!"

River water may be fine when you analyse it but what about a day later when a dead cow or a run-off of nitrates has got into the water?

We could go on for ages with theories and extended myths. Let the guy use the water if he wants. Perhaps he'll let us know what happens; prison or hospital bed.

Oh, this forum; on its last legs. Someone chuck it in the river.

 


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She sells seashells on the seashore.
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It's a free forum Sid and if you don't like it you can always leave Blink [blink]Blink [blink]

We have been TRYING to point out what the law is and the reality.Woot! [:-))]

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Who, La Police de l'Eau!!!!

http://www.eaufrance.fr/agir-et-participer/reglementer/au-niveau-local-la-police-de-l-eau

We had them along our little river, checking the berges etc, because I too lived next to a river in France. They were very thorough. Our neighbour also called them as he was worried about the way the river was hitting the bank on his property.

What annoyed me about using tap water for say watering the garden etc, was that once the meter turns, it charged us at least for not only clean water, but waste water too, so charge double the amount we would use. And in fact the water we would use in say the garden would not all be sucked up by the garden but some would surely filter through and maybe even back to the river????

And yes, ask questions, but I have never ever just used a forum and always check with the authorities concerned...... but that is me and pre internet, how else would one do it anyway. Incidentally, I was always tenacious, because my Mairie knew.......... what is the expression ' que dalle'.





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 sid wrote:

Its no wonder this forum has gone to the dogs. Someone asks a perfectly reasonable question and gets a snippet of information as one of the replies. Then a number of other people chime in with opinions, not facts, about how that can't really be true because they know loads of people who do just that. I know loads of people who break the speed limit; that doesn't mean it's OK, they just got away with it.

I have a statement in my deeds that says I can't extract water from the river. I've no idea what the penalty would be, if any. I do know people, personally, (not whispers, or someone a friend knows), who have been visited by the gendarmerie with regard to garden fires; we're supposed to get a "note" from the mairie and approval from the pompiers (or is it the other way round?); no-one does... usually. All wells are now meant to be registered at the Mairie; that's because extracting water affects the water table. Who, in heaven's name is going to police that one when they can't keep track of non-complying fosses? Just because you've had a well for 12 years (as we have) doesn't give you any special rights, you've simply ignored the restrictions and got away with it. As the secretary at our mairie once said when I asked about having a garden fire, "We live in the country, we do as we like!"

River water may be fine when you analyse it but what about a day later when a dead cow or a run-off of nitrates has got into the water?

We could go on for ages with theories and extended myths. Let the guy use the water if he wants. Perhaps he'll let us know what happens; prison or hospital bed.

Oh, this forum; on its last legs. Someone chuck it in the river.

 



You're obviously still taking the grumpy pills Sid, not having a wind turbine built outside your kitchen window by any chance??
            Never mind, but we mustn't contaminate the river by chucking the forum in. As for chiming in with opinions, isn't that what forums are about. Someone says this is my situation, someone else says this happens where I live, nobody is giving legal advice and to be truthful anyone who accepts what people on forums say as gospel would be foolish, the advice is just a guide.
            Incidentally there is nothing in my deeds about not abstracting river water, and as for special rights I never claimed any, and I haven't ignored anything and haven't got away with anything that I'm not entitled to. Also I never said I use river water, I said I have the well water analysed. Stick out tongue [:P]

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