Minnesota and Wisconsin to avoid pipes freezing up

By KBJR News 1

Minnesota and Wisconsin to avoid pipes freezing up

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 12:34 PM CST

Washburn, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin are asking residents to avoid pipe freeze-ups.
This comes after several water pipes have frozen up over the past couple of weeks.

Sanitary Districts in Washburn, Wis., Drummond, Wis., and Hibbing, Minn., would like residents to keep a faucet running, with a pencil-sized stream, at all times, until further notice. Experts estimate people will need to run their faucets until around March or whenever the ground thaws.

The Wisconsin Sanitary District assures that adjustments will be made to the bills of those who comply. The City of Washburn Utility says failure to comply with this request may result in customers holding full responsibility for frozen line damages.

Posted to the web by Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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