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The little dutch boy with his finger in the dike was telling us something...

Welkom to our latest blog....

Mary Mapes Dodge, the American writer may have had it right when she helped turn the Dutch legend originating from Hans Brinker's story 'The Silver Skates' in 18652, into a well known tale1. From the original to modern day version, the Dutch legend of the boy with his finger in the dike became famous. And as we all know most tales have a message behind them, and this one being to act quickly is an absolute advantage.

Underground leaking pipes can start out as a small leak, but leave it unattended and this can turn into a flow of water that becomes a big repair job and it will cost you a lot of money to fix. Don't procrastinate if you think you have a possible leaking pipe.

Fact: An unusally large water bill is a sign to act
Fiction: It must be wrong my bill is never this high

Fact: You may have an underground leaking pipe
Fiction: I know where the leak is....

Fact: Ignore a small leak it will turn into a costly repair job
Fiction: I don't need to take responsibility for pipes inside my boundary (refer to my blog on KNOW WHAT’S BELOW - What pipes are you responsible for.

The Dutch took on the tourism opportunity and even commissioned a statue to increase visitors (its been noted the tale is not well known in the Netherlands and imported by the Americans but why not take advantage as well... just as the Dutch did?).

Mary Mapes Dodge and Dutch tourism may have benefited from sales of the story about the little boy putting his finger in the dike, but without an underground pipe locator to find your leaking pipes the only one you will you will be benefitting is utility company by paying more in your water bill than you need to.

So get yourself some helpen call QLD Utility Locators on 0452219731 and speak to the experts on leaking pipes and underground pipe location. Can you afford to sleep at night knowing how much a leak you ignore is going to cost you?

If only it was that simple as the little Dutch boy who put his finger in the dike... underground fingers don't exist but Underground Leak Detectors do.

Dank U for your time, and let us save you on yours.

Footnotes:1: Dodge, Mary Mapes. Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates; 2003 Dover edition.2: Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates complete book readable free online on Google Books.


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