With winter upon us, Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans AM is supporting a campaign reminding constituents to protect their pipes from the effects of freezing temperatures.
Costly burst pipes could leave homes without water or heating at coldest time of the year, and Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water’s ‘Wrap Up’ campaign reminds customers to make sure water pipes in their homes and businesses are protected to avoid the disruption and expense frozen pipes can cause.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Frozen pipes which burst can cause unnecessary inconvenience and expense. However, this can be easily avoided by taking a few moments to check and protect the pipes.
“I’m pleased join Welsh Water in reminding people living in Gower to take note of the advice of the campaign and make sure they don’t get caught out by pipes freezing in their homes or businesses this winter.”
Ian Christie, Welsh Water’s Managing Director of Water Services said: “Over the winter, our team will be working 24/7 to keep things flowing, but we also need a little help from our customers, by making sure their homes and businesses are ready for winter.
“So, please take a minute to insulate any outdoor pipes or taps or taps in a cold place like a loft or garage, fix any dripping taps, make sure you know where your stop tap is, and keep the number of a qualified plumber handy in case the worst happens.”
Advice on insulating water pipes can be seen on the Welsh Water website: