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Northlanders urged to keep water flowing to avoid freezing pipes

By KBJR News 1

Northlanders urged to keep water flowing to avoid freezing pipes

February 11, 2014 Updated Feb 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM CDT

(NNCNOW.com) --- Two Northland cities are asking residents to keep their water flowing to avoid freezing pipes.

Iron River, Wisconsin and Blackduck, Minnesota officials are recommending that residents let their water trickle at the size of the lead in a pencil in order to prevent freezing.

City officials also urge residents to check the temperature of the water coming from your faucet periodically. If the water temperature is below 34 degrees, crews recommend running a stream of water continuously 24/7 until the temperature rises above 35 degrees.

For more information, residents in Blackduck can call City Hall at 218-835-4803. Residents in Iron River can call the Sanitary Office at 715-372-4710.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns
kburns@kbjr.com