Rural Water - Check your pipes

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Published: 23 Jun 2015

With freezing conditions occurring Timaru District Council rural water supply scheme consumers are reminded to check the piped supply to their on farm storage tanks for bursts or blown frost plugs. Burst pipes and blown frost plugs cause excessive water demand and can result in the scheme not supplying water to some consumers.

The frost plug is the responsibility of the consumer and needs to be correctly reinstalled should it fail. Spare frost plugs can be obtained from Timaru District Council offices or service centres.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021