Local school helps spread vital ‘Lag and Tag’ message

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Thursday, December 4th, 2014
St Joseph’s Primary School recently joined forces with NI Water to help spread its vital Lag and Tag message for winter. The tags are to highlight the need to begin preparations for winter and ‘Beat the Freeze’. NI Water has produced the bright tag for customers to loop around the stop valve in their premises. This will ensure they are aware of the location of their stop valve and it will be easily identifiable in the event of a burst pipe. Jane Jackson, NI Water education manager commented, “Last year was a mild winter, so the urgency to ensure property is protected may slip to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list. However, the threat of a cold winter and burst or frozen pipes is very real and cannot be ignored. “There are simple procedures the general public can carry out in order to ‘Beat the Freeze’. These include knowing where your stop valve is and keeping the contact number of a registered plumber on hand to deal with any bursts on your property. “The pupils were each given a tag to take home and learnt about the importance of insulating pipes around the home. Simple steps such as lagging water pipes and locating your stop valve can be vital during a freezing winter,” she added. A stop valve is used to shut off the flow of water in a pipe. Stop valve tags are available to customers by phoning the Waterline number 08457 44008, emailing waterline@niwater.com or contacting us through facebook and twitter.
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