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Orleans Residents Reporting Frozen Water Lines

Last updated on Friday, January 24, 2014

(ORLEANS) - As the area deals with the latest round of frigid temptuares and numerous homeowners and business owners in Orleans reporting more frozen and/busted water lines.

Orleans town officials and its water department are urging residents to make preparations to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes and water meters.

When temperatures fall below zero:

If pipes are in an area that makes them vulnerable to the cold, consider allowing a small trickle of water from both your cold and hot water faucets to run overnight to keep pipes from freezing.

The cost of the extra water is low compared to the cost to repair a broken pipe.

Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures.

If your pipes freeze:

To further help protect your pipes in cold winter weather; keep these helpful tips in mind.

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