SWW warns: 'Don't be frozen out'

North Devon Gazette

With temperatures starting to drop, South West Water has prepared some top tips for the colder weather ahead:Â Â

If you don't have any water, check with neighbours. If they still have water, your pipes may be frozen/ Check pipes for signs of a split – a leak or burst will not occur until the water has thawed. Turn off the supply using the internal stop tapÂ

If the central heating and any other water heating appliances are already on, keep on. Drain the cold water system only by flushing the toilet and opening cold taps over sinks and bathsÂ

When the pipes have thawed and you're sure no damage or leak has occurred, turn off the taps and slowly switch the supply back using the internal stop tap. Check the pipes again now that they are under pressure and check again for signs of damage or a leak before switching on water heating appliances.Â