PROTECT YOUR WATERJANUARY 31, 2023
When below freezing temperatures are sustained over a few days, water pipes and meters that are close to cold air may freeze.
With the upcoming forecast of temperatures dropping well below freezing, the Town of Scriba Water Department urges residents to take steps to prevent water pipes and meters from freezing.
Frozen water meters and water pipes can stop water service and may be expensive to repair or replace. Property owners are responsible for protecting the water meter from damage.
If you have pipes or a meter that is vulnerable to freezing allow a trickle of water to drip at night from an indoor faucet, preferably one along an exterior wall or farthest from where the water service connects with the main water line.
During extremely cold periods, this trickle should be the size of a pencil point.
Open cabinet doors to expose pipes to warmer room temperatures to help keep them from freezing.