Beat the burst at winter roadshow

BEAT the bursts and blockages at United Utilities’ winter wise roadshow.

The water company will be at Cockhedge Asda today, Thursday and B&Q on Milner Street tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, from 10am handing out packs which include a leaflet, a tag for your stop tap and a write-on boiler magnet where you can keep the name of your plumber.

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11:27am Thu 29 Nov 12

Nick Tessla says...

Rather than what sounds like a patronising PR stunt, perhaps they could spend their time, and spend their ill-gotten profits, on reducing their own "bursts and blockages".


What use is a tag for your stop tap?


"I don't know where my stop tap is - I know I'll have a look at my stop tap- there's a tag on it, telling me where it is - d'oh! " :-(
Rather than what sounds like a patronising PR stunt, perhaps they could spend their time, and spend their ill-gotten profits, on reducing their own "bursts and blockages". What use is a tag for your stop tap? "I don't know where my stop tap is - I know I'll have a look at my stop tap- there's a tag on it, telling me where it is - d'oh! " :-( Nick Tessla

3:46pm Thu 29 Nov 12

AJH123 says...

How are their profits "ill gotten"?? you might see this as a PR stunt but you'd be surprised how many people dont know where there stop tap is, United Utilities get can get thousands of calls over the course of a bad winter from people with frozen and burst pipes, (private problems) someone has to be in the call centre to answer these calls, even on christmas day, and they have to be paid so ultimately the cost of answering all of these unnecessary calls will be passed on to the bill paying customer, if a "publicity stunt" advising customers how to avoid frozen or burst pipes can reduce the number of calls that they have to handle how can that be a bad thing?? Perhaps you should give things a little more thought or perhaps obtain a little more knowledge on the topic before you make your ill advised comments
How are their profits "ill gotten"?? you might see this as a PR stunt but you'd be surprised how many people dont know where there stop tap is, United Utilities get can get thousands of calls over the course of a bad winter from people with frozen and burst pipes, (private problems) someone has to be in the call centre to answer these calls, even on christmas day, and they have to be paid so ultimately the cost of answering all of these unnecessary calls will be passed on to the bill paying customer, if a "publicity stunt" advising customers how to avoid frozen or burst pipes can reduce the number of calls that they have to handle how can that be a bad thing?? Perhaps you should give things a little more thought or perhaps obtain a little more knowledge on the topic before you make your ill advised comments AJH123

10:32pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Cheap Mower says...

AJH123 wrote:
How are their profits "ill gotten"?? you might see this as a PR stunt but you'd be surprised how many people dont know where there stop tap is, United Utilities get can get thousands of calls over the course of a bad winter from people with frozen and burst pipes, (private problems) someone has to be in the call centre to answer these calls, even on christmas day, and they have to be paid so ultimately the cost of answering all of these unnecessary calls will be passed on to the bill paying customer, if a "publicity stunt" advising customers how to avoid frozen or burst pipes can reduce the number of calls that they have to handle how can that be a bad thing?? Perhaps you should give things a little more thought or perhaps obtain a little more knowledge on the topic before you make your ill advised comments
well said
[quote][p][bold]AJH123[/bold] wrote: How are their profits "ill gotten"?? you might see this as a PR stunt but you'd be surprised how many people dont know where there stop tap is, United Utilities get can get thousands of calls over the course of a bad winter from people with frozen and burst pipes, (private problems) someone has to be in the call centre to answer these calls, even on christmas day, and they have to be paid so ultimately the cost of answering all of these unnecessary calls will be passed on to the bill paying customer, if a "publicity stunt" advising customers how to avoid frozen or burst pipes can reduce the number of calls that they have to handle how can that be a bad thing?? Perhaps you should give things a little more thought or perhaps obtain a little more knowledge on the topic before you make your ill advised comments[/p][/quote]well said Cheap Mower

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