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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Public Notice: Tips To Keep Pipes From Freezing

Tips to keep pipes from freezing

  • Keep a cold water faucet dripping on the far side of the house from the street.
  • Cover all exposed outside faucets.
  • If your water line runs under your driveway or sidewalk, clear your driveway or sidewalk of all snow/ice.
  • Ensure all exposed piping under or outside of your home is insulated.
  • Do not tamper with your water meter or its insulation.
  • Keep your home at a higher temperature during subzero temperatures.
  • Keep doors to rooms with faucets open to allow air to circulate around pipes.

Should you lose water during a cold spell:

Call Utility Dispatch at 505-863-1200 immediately,
calling any other city agency will delay the response to your home.

Clear all snow/ice from between the water meter and your home. Your home will be visited by Water Department personnel in the order reported.