Dubbo Regional Council has issued a timely reminder to take preventative action and cover your water meters and exposed pipes to protect them from freezing as the winter months roll in.
Council has a limited number of frost covers available which can be delivered to customers within ten working days from the time they are requested. The covers can prevent meters from bursting.
If a water meter or pipe does freeze, Council advises the best solution is to wait for the temperature to rise and for the meter to unfreeze naturally. Pouring another source of water over your meter may start the unfreezing process, however lukewarm water is ideal, and avoid boiling or hot water, Council said.