Wrap Up for Winter leaflet

Wrap Up for Winter leaflet

With winter fast approaching, Portsmouth Water, WaterSafe, and the Met Office are advising homeowners to wrap up their homes as well as themselves to stay safe this season. Cold temperatures can cause water inside pipes to freeze leading to bursts, floods and the misery of being without water for drinking, cooking and washing.
The message to take action now comes as part of the Government’s Get Ready for Winter Campaign, with Portsmouth Water and WaterSafe urging homeowners to wrap up their homes with pipe lagging and insulation to stay safe and healthy this winter. Research shows, despite (91 per cent) of households in the (South East) saying they know water pipes can freeze and burst in cold weather, only (12 per cent) insulate their pipes and only (a quarter) have a plumber’s number to hand in case of emergencies. There are lots of simple steps households can take to prepare for a cold winter and now is a great time to get ahead and make sure homes are snug. To help businesses and other customers prepare Portsmouth Water has produced a leaflet called ‘Wrap Up For Winter’ containing simple and practical advice to help customers protect their pipework this winter.

Bob Taylor, CEO at Portsmouth Water said “I urge our customers to read and follow the advice contained in this leaflet. It really is worth protecting your property, burst pipes can cause severe damage and are expensive to repair.”

To download a copy of the leaflet please visit Portsmouth Water’s website at and click on the ‘Wrap up for Winter’ icon. For further information about getting ready for winter visit the met office website on The website, is hosting the Government’s ‘get ready for winter’ initiative
and has information designed to make sure people and their families are ready for the cold weather and the impact it can have. The website has plenty of practical information to help you survive the winter months including tips on winter motoring to finding out what benefits and allowances you can claim to meet heating costs along with useful links to many other organisations.

For further information please contact,
Ian Limb
Head of HR
Portsmouth Water
023 92 249224


You can download the full press release here