Extreme Cold Forecast
Record breaking cold is forecast for this week.
In past years, during extreme cold snaps of this nature, many residents experienced the loss of water service due to the water line freezing inside their home. If you have experienced this in the past, please take appropriate measures to minimize the risk of this happening again.
Water lines in the home that run along an outside wall, especially toward the top of the foundation, and water lines which are boxed/framed into an inner wall or cabinet, and/or services that are close to an outside door, are especially susceptible to freezing.
Please be proactive during the onset of this cold snap, if you have experienced freezing water lines in the past. Use UL approved insulation wrap on the exposed lines which run along exterior walls, or at the top of the foundation. As a last resort, you may need to trickle water to keep the lines from freezing.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Water Division of Public Works at (630) 620-2020.