Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, is reminding constituents of the importance of insulating their water pipes this winter to prevent properties from flooding. This comes as NI Water launch their annual winter awareness of frozen pipes.
Stewart Dickson said: “This winter is due to be particularly cold and frosty and I am highlighting to my constituents the importance of properly insulating their pipes this winter. Frozen pipes can burst, causing untold damage to homes and businesses. The last thing I want to see is families in distress or even being made homeless over Christmas and the winter months due to a flooded home.
“Frozen pipes can also affect businesses and farms, and I am urging everyone to ensure their pipes are insulated properly this winter. In particular, business in the hospitality sector as this is often the busiest time of year for them and I do not want to see businesses adversely impacted by damaged or flooded premises.
“Homeowners and businesses can find more information on how to insulate pipes at www.niwater.com/winter including information on what to do if you have a burst or frozen pipe”.