When below-freezing temperatures are sustained over a few days, water pipes and meters that are close to cold air may freeze. This can stop water service and may be expensive to repair or replace. Property owners are responsible for protecting pipes and the meter from damage.
The cost to replace a frozen/damaged meter 1" or less is $150; meters over 1" are billed at time and materials basis + the cost of the meter.
It is an expense that can be avoided by taking a few simple precautions. If you are going away for the winter, turn off the water from inside your house and drain the pipes from all faucets; it is also a good idea to turn off the line to your washing machine.
Eliminate Cold Drafts Near Water Pipes:
Provide Warmth to the Water Pipes
Use Your Water Supply Frequently
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