16 October 2012

MSP Echoes Call to Get ready for Winter

Scottish Water has launched its winter campaign to encourage customers to follow their winter code. The key steps include protecting your pipes, being prepared for severe weather and ensuring you have heated, insulated and protected your home.

This call to act has been echoed by local MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast Stewart Stevenson who has urged householders, holiday homeowners, businesses, agents and landlords to take steps to heat, insulate and protect their properties.

Endorsing the message Mr Stevenson said:

“We must not be lulled into a false sense of security by last year’s relatively mild winter.

“Here in the North-east we can have very severe weather thrown at us and it is only sensible to be prepared.

“A pragmatic outlook of; hope for the best - but prepare for the worst, will see homes and communities best placed to weather any onset of severe temperatures.”

The MSP continued:

“I would encourage everyone responsible for a property to follow the basic and inexpensive advice contained within the Scottish Water website at:

“Those of us who have experienced the consequences of burst pipes will know what a distressing, costly and time consuming trauma this can be”.

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