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January 4, 2018
The forecast for the next few days includes some dangerously low temperatures and windchills. These extended low temperatures can cause pipes and water meters to freeze and possibly burst, causing damage to your home.Take a few minutes today to identify pipes in your home that are near exterior walls that may be in danger of freezing so you can take action to prevent the damage before it occurs.The City is responsible for water services from the curb stop in the right-of-way to the water main in the street. Property owners are responsible for their water service from the curb stop to and throughout their property. The City offers the following tips to help protect water service pipes.
KEEP FIRE HYDRANTS CLEAR OF SNOW AND ICE
If you have a fire hydrant near your home, please consider helping Public Safety by keeping snow piles away from the hydrants or shoveling out around the hydrant after heavy snows. Public Safety officers do make the rounds and shovel where necessary, but traffic issues, accidents and other duties may keep them from getting to all the hydrants in a timely manner. If there is a fire in your neighborhood, seconds count, and taking the time to dig out a fire hydrant to attach hoses can make a difference in fighting a fire. Thanks for any help you can give.