As the cold weather arrives, Severn Trent Water is gearing up for potential burst water pipes by bringing in extra resources.
The company will be making sure it has the right vehicles, such as 4x4s, so that work to repair leaks and bursts can continue if temperatures plunge over the coming months.
But Rick Newton, from Severn Trent, warned: “Many of our customers may not realise that Severn Trent is only responsible for the water mains and service pipes in the public highway.
“Anything inside the property boundary is the responsibility of the homeowner.
“Now is the best time to start getting your home ready for winter and it’s such an easy and inexpensive job.