When temperatures fall into the single digits this winter, the City wants to remind residents to take action to avoid frozen water lines.
Most importantly, do not shut off heat to a home or business that is unoccupied. Water pipes will freeze and burst, causing a significant amount of damage. Opening cabinets underneath sinks help keep pipes warmer during the winter.
People should make sure that outdoor garden hoses are disconnected. If water pipes are located on outside walls that are not insulated, it is recommended that a small stream of water be constantly running to prevent the pipe from freezing.
If a water pipe were to burst, shut off the home's main water valve as soon as possible.
For more information, call the Geneva Public Works Department Water Division at 630-232-1551.