Take the opportunity now to protect your pipes for winter

With temperatures have dropped below freezing, Scottish Water is reminding its customers, and particularly those with vacant properties, to ensure homes and businesses across Scotland are protected and prepared for any cold weather.

Communities throughout the country are being urged to follow Scottish Water’s winter code - a set of simple steps to protect your pipes, be prepared and heat, insulate and protect your home and business.

The Protect your pipes - Be prepared message is being promoted through three Highway Code-style signs which highlight the need to take measures to ensure peace of mind ahead of extreme cold weather conditions.

Scottish Water’s campaign is encouraging people to protect their pipes and property and advise them what to do to prevent a burst or frozen pipe, how to locate their stop valve, what to do in an emergency and how Scottish Water can help.

Peter Farrer, Scottish Water’s Customer Service Delivery Director, said: “Customers who take action now to heat, insulate and protect their properties can avoid considerable headache and heartache.

“Very often people think it won’t happen to them, but there are few things more upsetting than coming home or into work to find everything ankle deep in freezing water and your carpets, furniture and equipment all ruined because of a burst pipe.”

Visit www.scottishwater.co.uk/winter where you can find winter information, films and advice.