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Preventing Frozen and Busted Water Pipes

Water expands when the temperature drops below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). The extreme cold can freeze your water pipes, so it’s important to stay aware and take steps to protect your pipes and your property. With the potential for power outages, it’s more important than ever to ensure the integrity of your home’s water system. 

To protect your water pipes you should:

If water is not flowing out of your pipes, you should:


The Water and Sewer Department does not read meters when the outside temperature is 28 degrees or below. Keep the meter can lid closed to trap warm air and prevent frozen pipes.