Following a report of a ruptured mains pipe, which had leaked due to corrosion, the council’s contractor attended and carried out a repair to the cold-water mains pipe. During the week leading up to Christmas, a second leak was reported under the building. This was unreachable because it was in the concrete foundation of the building. The concern was that the water supply could be lost to the block, so we took the decision to instruct that a temporary supply be installed.
The councils first concern was to ensure that the cold-water supply was maintained. This was achieved by installing a blue 4-inch plastic pipe as a temporary measure to ensure services were maintained during the Christmas period.
The councils principal heating engineer personally attended site with the contractor to ascertain the best practical route for the temporary pipe to be run. The two options can be easily demonstrated and the most practical and cost-effective route was chosen.
If residents would like more information on this, they should contact Guy Sanderson via [email protected]