Leaks, dripping taps and overflows
The amount a dripping tap can waste in water as well as monetary terms are huge. Help us to reduce the incidence of these by reporting any dripping taps you see. The following table outlines the amounts that could be wasted if taps are left unchecked:
|Flow speed||Use in a day (litres)||Use in a day (£)||Use in a month (litres)||Use in a month (£)||Use in a year (litres)||Use in a year (£)|
|Tap that is ON||13,000||22||400,000||675||4,730,000||8,089|
The figures marked in yellow are of particular concern given how easily the cost of a dripping tap adds up.
Help us to reduce this – report all faults!
Fault desk xt 3333
These are a further problem. Overflows are the pipes coming out the side of buildings that sometimes shoot out water. Overflows are only supposed to be in use when there is a faulty piece of equipment and the water begins to create an excess – the overflows are there to catch this excess and drain it off outside the building.
If you see a large amount of water running out of an overflow from the side of a building, this indicates that there is a faulty piece of equipment somewhere which needs to be fixed.
Again, along with the taps, overflows can create a huge amount of water waste if left unchecked.
Please follow the procedure below to report any overflow problems.
Procedure for reporting leaks in taps and overflows:
- If you see a dripping or running tap, please first attempt to turn the tap off. Sometimes taps have simply not been turned off correctly by the previous user.
- Please call the fault desk on 01224 273333 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri).
- For non-emergencies out with these times, please fill in this online Fault reporting form.
- For emergencies only out with these times, please call 01224 273939/273327.
- When the leak has been reported contact John Kingsland at firstname.lastname@example.org with the event number to enable us to keep track of the repair and monitor the incidence of events.
This page was last updated on 19-Jan-2009 15:06:25 GMT