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Preventing frozen water lines

February 23, 2015

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The Town of Saugeen Shores is asking the community to take action to prevent frozen water lines.  

For those who suspect their home may be at risk of a frozen line, the recommended prevention tip is to continuously run a slow stream of water from cold water tap until warmer weather is present.

Residents are also encouraged to disconnect and drain any outdoor hoses, seal air leaks in home and garage, open cabinets around plumbing to allow warmer air to access pipes and if planning to lower/turn off your furnace – be sure to drain pipes, toilets and water heater.  

“Leaving a small stream (about the size of pencil lead) from your cold tap will help protect your pipes. Although it can be frustrating to leave this tap on (seeming wasteful), you are protecting yourself from the inconvenience and further damage a burst pipe could do.” Stuart Doyle, Director of Public Works with the Town of Saugeen Shores.  

Should residents/private property owners experience a frozen pipe, please call a plumber for repair. If the plumber determines the impacted area is on Municipal Property, please contact the Town office at 519-832-2008.   More information can be found on the Town of Saugeen Shores website, www.saugeenshores.ca

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