This winter, due to colder temps, the town staff will be actively looking for leaks due to freezing weather. Please contact the town if you notice pooling or running water. We are expecting a cold winter, so please be on the lookout, especially for folks that are out of town, or have closed up the winter months.
Cold Weather Tips
Turn off outside faucets. Remove all connected hoses and wrap faucets with towels or a Styrofoam insulator. Turn off and drain automatic sprinkler systems.
Prepare before leaving town
If you plan to be away during a time when freezing temperatures are possible, you want to turn off your water at the meter and set your thermostat to 62 degrees or higher.
Protect indoor faucets
Open cabinets beneath kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow warmer air to circulate around pipes. Be sure to remove any toxic substances located in these cabinets if there are children or pets living in the residence.
Drip only if needed
After the measures above are taken, drip one cold water faucet slowly if you feel your pipes may still freeze. The faucet you choose should be the one that is the greatest distance from your main shutoff valve. It does not need to be a running trickle. If you do drip your faucet, try to capture the water for future use.
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