Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
SUGGESTIONS FOR THE UP-COMING FRIGID TEMPERATURES
You must protect your internal plumbing from freezing and causing water damage to your property. Local and national Meteorologists are predicting that over the next 2 to 3 weeks we will be experiencing temperatures lower than we have seen in this area in the last three years.
Even without the wind-chill factored in, the low temperatures in the up-coming seven days alone are expected to be 0 degrees on 2-3 days and even -3 degrees on another. The following two weeks will be very similar.
To help insure that your internal plumbing does not freeze it is suggested that you leave the cold water faucet furthest away from your water meter “trickling”, especially at night because everyone is trying to save on energy bills. This “trickle” should be very slow, but constant, not intermittent. Moving water is less likely to freeze.
NOTE: You need not think your water/wastewater bill will increase considerably. We charge you “per 100 cubic feet”. 100 cubic feet is equal to 748 gallons of water. Therefore, we only charge you after you have used the equivalent of 748 gallons.
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