Cold Weather Creates Concerns for Freezing Pipes

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NEW HAMPTON- Area plumbers are asking residents to test the temperature of their cold water.  It is advised to run cold water for a few minutes and stick a thermometer in it.  If the water temperature is at 37 degrees or below, it is highly recommended to let the water trickle to avoid freezing pipes.

On Thursday, the City of Charles City issued a frozen pipe warning, also advising residents to check the temperature of their water and letting it run if it falls to 37 degrees or below.  In a statement, city officials state that conditions now exist where ground frost levels could reach depth that can cause underground piping to freeze.  Residents are advised to continue running water even during warmer days because the ground is still frozen.

Angela Barton

Angela is an Indiana native. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Telecommunications (Broadcast News Emphasis). Since she was young, Angela has always enjoyed radio. In college, she had a weekly shift at Ball State's radio station WCRD where she compiled campus news. Most of her college friends wanted to become television news anchors, but Angela knew she would enjoy radio best. She lives in Charles City with her husband...who is also a reporter.