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Posted on: February 10, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Water Service Line Freezing

The Water Utility is requesting that all City of Middleton customers start monitoring their water temperature. This winter’s abnormally cold weather has driven the frost to unusual depths, and it is possible that your water service pipe may freeze.

The Water Utility encourages you to take periodic temperature readings of your water at the cold water faucet closest to the meter. This may be done by letting the cold water run gently over a household thermometer for approximately one half minute. If your cold water temperature is less than 34°F, it is recommended that you allow a pencil sized stream of water to run from this faucet continually, 24 hours a day until further notice.

If you need to take the preventative measure of letting your water run continually:
1. Call the Middleton Water Utility at 821-8370 to inform us of your intention to run water to prevent freezing of your service pipe. The Water Utility is open weekdays from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm.
2. The Water Utility will adjust your next water bill so that you will pay only for the normal usage during this period, and not for the water that is left running.
3. The Water Utility will notify you when to stop running the water.

We appreciate your cooperation in helping ensure that your water service pipe doesn’t freeze.

Thank You

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