How Do I?...
Click to Home
Go To Search
News Flash Home
The original item was published from 2/14/2014 2:49:00 PM to 2/18/2014 3:11:13 PM.

City News

Posted on: February 14, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Fox Valley Communities Recommend Residents Let Water Drip From Faucet To Keep Pipes From Freezing

The Cities of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, and the Village of North Aurora are urging residents to let their water drip from one faucet in their home to prevent water pipes from freezing.

While temperatures are beginning to warm up slightly, the winter’s bitterly cold temperatures have driven extremely heavy frost 3 to 4 feet deep into the ground. The frost has potential for freezing underground pipes, which can be problematic and difficult to thaw.

Local public works departments have received calls from water customers regarding frozen pipes within their homes and businesses.

To prevent water services from freezing, water superintendents from each community are recommending running a constant stream of water, the size of a pencil lead, at one faucet in a home or business.

A trickle of cold water could make the difference in keeping pipes from freezing. Residents also can open cabinet doors to allow heat to warm pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

People may also want to consider keeping thermostats set at the same temperature during the day and evening as opposed to allowing temperatures to drop while at work or overnight.

The four communities will inform customers when the ground has thawed sufficiently to turn off their dripping faucets. For more information, customers can contact their local Water Divisions or Public Works Departments at:

• Batavia: 630-454-2450
• Geneva: 630-232-1551
• St. Charles: 630-377-4405
• North Aurora: 630-897-8228

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in City News

Yard Waste, Brush Programs Start In April

Posted on: February 24, 2017

How To Report Power Outages To The City

Posted on: February 21, 2017

RiverPark Summer Series Coordinator Wanted

Posted on: February 17, 2017

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For January

Posted on: December 22, 2016

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming For December

Posted on: November 18, 2016

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Aug. 29

Posted on: August 25, 2016

New Parking Fine Structure Approved

Posted on: June 23, 2016