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Many local news agencies
are advising people to let their water run to try to avoid frozen laterals. The
Village is advising property owners that is a good precautionary measure. If
the temperature of your water gets to 38º or below, please contact
the Village so that we are aware of the issue. As we discover areas that are
being affected we will be contacting residents to advise that they start taking
this measure. If you choose to keep your water running, please let it run at
least a fast trickle to keep the water flowing.
If your water pipes do
a professional plumber before taking action.
trying to thaw frozen pipes on your own never attempt to thaw the pipes with an
open flame such as a propane torch. This may cause the pipes to explode and
could also easily catch your home on fire. Instead use an electric hairdryer to
thaw the frozen pipes, but never leave it unattended.
If frozen water pipes burst
it is possible to reach the valve without standing in water, turn off the main
valve to avoid further damage.
you can't reach the valve without standing in water, call a professional plumber.
that the water line from your home to the curb box is the property owner’s
responsibility. If a water main has broken, it is the Village’s. Please contact
the Village Utility Office at 635-2122 from 8 am to 4:30 pm if you have any
questions about frozen pipes or laterals.