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Posted on: December 22, 2017

Follow these tips to avoid Freezing Pipes

If you have not already done so, you may want to follow these easy and inexpensive steps to prevent your pipes and meters from freezing.  

- Leave a cold tap running at a steady stream of about 1/3 inch*

- Do not turn your furnace below 55 F

- Shut off and drain the pipes leading to outside faucets

- Keep your basement warm enough to keep the meter and pipes from freezing

- Install storm windows or cover basement windows with weather insulation kits

- Wrap foam insulation around pipes most susceptible to freezing

If you plan to be away from your home for an extended period of time during the winter months make sure you take the necessary steps to winterize your home.  Have someone check your home regularly.

 

*PLEASE NOTE:  Running water to keep your pipes from freezing will likely result in increased water usage and  thus an increased water bill.  The city is not responsible for frozen water lines, or for increased water usage as a result of running water.

 Questions regarding water service/repairs or assistance call the Public Works Department at 651-554-3225.    

For billing questions call 651-554-3200.

 

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