It's so easy to put off doing some jobs around the garden especially if they are a tedious chore. Such as looking at the water butt before the recent severe cold spell.
Water butts are great, save water and money and make watering that much easier. However come the winter it's best to bear in mind that the water inside can freeze and if that happens, and it freezes solid the water expands and can split the plastic. A costly mistake worth remembering for next time.
It would have taken just a couple of minutes in late Oct/November to have prevented this. click here for gardening advice on how to prevent water damage.