What to Do If You Have a Burst Water Main Central Coast
If you see a burst water main, the best thing you can do is contact your local council. Any suspected burst water main Central Coast should be reported to the Central Coast Council. A person will be available to help 24/7. However, if the burst water main has damaged or affected the plumbing work on your property, you may need a plumber to fix it. Blocked Plumbing Services can inspect your plumbing and find a solution to the problem.
Does a Burst Water Main Concern Me?
Water mains run across the entire region, transporting water drawn from streams at Mangrove, Ourimbah and Mooney Creeks and Wyong River. A burst water main can create a huge problem if not contained and repaired quickly. While your local council is responsible for the maintenance and repair of sewer mains, any plumbing from the point of connection is your responsibility. For most people this is everything on your side of the water meter or meter tap, and includes garden taps, hot water systems, water tanks and any plumbing in your home or yard. If there is a problem with your plumbing it is your responsibility to have it fixed if it is on your property. However, there are a number of cases where your local council is responsible. These include the following situations:
- The problem is visible outside of your property’s boundary.
- Your neighbours are experiencing the same plumbing problem.
- The boundary shaft is flooded or,
- There is widespread flooding in your local area.
While the council will not compensate you for money or time lost, they will repair things in the event a burst water main Central Coast is affecting your plumbing. These same rules apply for some blocked stormwater drains, sewage and other similar water systems outside of your direct control.
If you need more information on anything plumbing related, call the expert plumbers at Blocked Plumbing Services. We can provide advice on any plumbing issues you may be facing, as well as a wide range of plumbing services. You can also find information from the Central Coast Council in regards to water supply services here.