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Keep Your Pipes Open To Avoid Freezing

Frozen PipesEvery year when the weather turns cold the City sees a rash of reports of frozen pipes.  The best thing that you can do to prevent this in your home is to keep the pipes open.  Leaving a slow drip or trickle in a faucet overnight, when the temperature and water usage is lowest, can prevent the water in your pipes from sitting still and freezing.  As the weather gets colder over a long stretch of time, the ground freezes deeper and deeper and puts more homes at risk of frozen pipes every day.  Yes, the slow drip or trickle may end up costing you a little extra on your water bill, but that amount will always be dramatically less than the cost to repair frozen pipes in your home and the water damage it can cause.

If you have an questions, please contact our Public Works Department at 435-843-2130.  For after hours (non-life threatening) emergencies, please call dispatch at 435-882-5600.

Find more tips for Preventing & Thawing Frozen Pipes from the American Red Cross at this link: