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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Frozen Water Pipes Service

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Due to the extreme frost conditions in the Metro area the City of Fridley is experiencing issues with frozen water line services. The City of Fridley wants to alert residents to this problem and provide advice on how to keep your pipes from freezing.

Due to the extreme frost conditions in the metro area, the City of Fridley is experiencing issues with frozen water line services. We want to alert residents of this problem and provide advice on how to keep your pipes from freezing.

An indicator of an impending water service line freeze-up is very cold water coming from your sink. Test this by allowing your water to run until it is cold and then check the temperature. The water temperature should be around 45 degrees. If the temperature drops to 40 degrees or below, you may have an impending freeze up and the frost may be getting close to your service line

What to do to avoid frozen water pipes

Let the cold water run from one faucet throughout the day and night. The amount of running water should be a little more than a “trickle” (water should flow out of the faucet at a rate equivalent to the size of a pencil width).

If you choose to do this, water going thru the meter will be billed, but sewer rates will be billed based on previous quarterly charges (rather than what is actually being used to keep your pipes from freezing). *Residents are reminded to monitor sewer lines while letting water run to prevent sewer back-ups from occurring.

What to do if your pipes are frozen

Call the City of Fridley Public Works Division at 763-572-3566 (6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) or Anoka County Dispatch at 763-427-1212 (after hours).

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