Tap thefts

Media release issued 12 September 2011

Barwon Water received about 20 reports of stolen front taps at the weekend

Customers in Corio, Bell Park, Norlane and Lara reported their brass tap fittings missing.

Residents were alerted to the thefts after contacting Barwon Water to report they were without water.

Subsequent inspections revealed the supply had been turned off so the taps could be removed.

The thefts have been reported to police.

Customers should contact a plumber to replace or repair the missing fittings. In the meantime, Barwon Water can carry out short-term repairs to ensure water supply to the property.