Three things to remember today:
1. If you get the chance, turn off your mains water supply at the stop-cock
This will prevent the sudden return to mains water pressure from causing any leaks as the water powers into your domestic pipes (the stop cock is usually located under the sink, turn it off clockwise). Obviously, make sure all taps are closed, then turn the water on slowly once the mains water has returned.
However, if you cannot follow this advice, do not worry. The chances are that most people will have very few problems as the mains pressure returns.
2. The water that returns initially is not safe to drink
It cannot be used for drinking, food preparation or cleaning teeth even after boiling. We will let you know once it is safe to treat as normal.
3. Inform your neighbours, especially the elderly
Please pass on the advice above. Take time to check on any elderly relatives or neighbours and help them with these simple instructions.