Although the water situation on the site has vastly improved since the borehole has been in operation, groundwater levels can and will fluctuate particularly in times of drought and over-reliance on this source will prove be dangerous at some point in the future.
Water is a vital ingredient for all plot-holders growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers but it is a precious resource and operating and maintaining the borehole, pump, pipelines and containers is not cost free.
Water from this source should be used in a sensible and considerate manner by all, which certainly does not allow for plotholders to use water from containers to fill their own water butts.
Where possible every plotholder should have water butts to harvest any rain that does fall and this should be seen as the primary water source for their plots.
The National Allotment Society has published an excellent leaflet on water use which can be downloaded here >>