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.