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Protect Your Pipes During Severe Winter Weather

The single-digit temperatures and negative wind chills forecasted for next week can cause all sorts of problems—your plumbing included.

How to Thaw a Frozen Water Pipe

The low temperatures and cold winds of winter can make your water pipes susceptible to freezing, especially ones located in unheated or exterior areas of your home. And if a frozen pipes bursts, it can cause flooding and serious damage.

Staying Hydrated During Winter

We are all familiar with the need to keep hydrated during hot weather. But hydration is just as important during winter since cold air means dry air.

Avoid Costly Winter Plumbing Leaks

Winter’s cold temperatures can make your home’s plumbing more prone to leaks. And an average household leak can account for more than 10,000 gallons of water wasted per year!

How We Prepare for Winter Weather

Harsh winter weather is never convenient. But at Cleveland Water, we do everything we can to minimize the impact it may have on the treatment and delivery of your water.

How to Winterize Your Plumbing

Winter weather will be here before you know it. And once temperatures drop, your water pipes and meter can be susceptible to freezing. Frozen pipes cause expensive, frustrating, and unnecessary damage.

Winter Weather Update

With the bitterly cold temperatures our region has been experiencing, Department of Public Utilities Director Robert Davis, Cleveland Water Commission Alex Margevicius, and Chief of Distribution and Maintenance Kim Thompson provided an update on how the severe winter weather has affected operations and how customers can protect their homes. 

What to Do If a Water Pipe Freezes

The best way to deal with freezing pipes is to prevent them in the first place. A thin flow of water from a faucet during the worst of the cold spell can help prevent plumbing or water service lines from freezing. If you are away from home for several days, turn the water off and drain the outside faucets. Or leave the thermostat set at or above 65 degrees to ensure your home stays warm.

Protect Your Home BEFORE Temperatures Drop

We’re already hearing this year’s winter season is going to be colder and snowier than last year. As we prepare ourselves with warmer layers and put the ice scrapers back in the car, remember, when temperatures drop your water pipes and meter are susceptible to freezing which can cause expensive, frustrating and unnecessary damage. Fortunately, it’s easier than you might think to protect your home and control your utility costs!

Protect Your Home This Winter from Costly Repairs

With winter just around the corner, take these simple steps to keep your water pipes and meter from freezing when the temperatures drop.

Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses.
Detaching the hose allows water to drain from the pipe. Otherwise, a single hard, overnight freeze can burst either the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to.

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