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Tips to Protect Pipes from Freezing in Winter

As Winter Weather and Freezing Temperatures Move Across North America, Pipe Protection Becomes Vital

Much of North America is entering the coldest months of the year, and falling temperatures can lead to broken water pipes in the home. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today issued a series of important tips to help residents across the country protect their pipes and property.

By taking a few simple steps, residents can protect their pipes from freezing and keep their water flowing.

These steps include:

• Disconnect and drain outdoor hoses.
• Insulate pipes or faucets in unheated areas of the house.
• Consider installing “heat tape” or “heat cable”.
• Seal off outside access doors and cracks to keep the cold out.
• Locate your master shutoff so you know where it is if you do have a pipe break.
• Check with your local water company for more advice on preventing breaks and thawing pipes.

AWWA also reminded residents that, if problems do occur with freezing pipes, the best resource is their local water utility. Consumers looking for more information about protecting pipes or contacting their local utility can find it at: Pipe Protection Info

AWWA is the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community. Through our collective strength we become better stewards of water for the greatest good of the people and the environment.
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