Customers urged to report leaks - The Evesham Observer

Customers urged to report leaks

Evesham Editorial 17th Feb, 2021   0

FOLLOWING on from a week of extremely cold weather, Severn Trent is encouraging customers to keep an eye out for any leaks that might have been caused by frozen pipes.

As well as constantly monitoring the 46,000km network of pipes to check for any changes that might indicate a leak, the company also uses a range of technology including drones, satellites and acoustic loggers to detect and pinpoint leaks.

This helps the company to find and fix leaks faster than ever before, however they still need the public to help by reporting any leaks they notice.

Steve Witter, head of customer leakage operations at Severn Trent, explains more: “Colder weather can cause huge problems for water pipes, leading to an increase in bursts and flooding. When water freezes within a pipe it expands, often causing pipes to split or joints to pull apart.

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