Avoid frozen water pipes this winter

It looks like winter is about to arrive. Don't kick off your holiday celebration with frozen water pipes. Pipes located near an outside wall or in an old well room are the most at risk of freezing.

Keep a door open in these areas to allow some heat to reach your water meter and pipes. This is most important at night when no water is being used.

Tips to prevent frozen pipes:
• Insulate to prevent cold air from seeping in near water pipes
• Keep the well room area, as warm as the rest of the basement by leaving the door open

If you think your pipes may be frozen, please contact the city's utilities staff at 612-861-9198.