(La Porte, IN) - Water lines can freeze and bust in sub-zero conditions which are in the forecast over the next week. The La Porte Water Department is giving residents advise to lower the risk of that happening.
Water Department Superintendent Tim Werner said allowing water to trickle out of your faucet
can prevent a pipe from freezing by keeping the water in the system moving. Opening kitchen cabinets to allow heat from the house to reach pipes underneath the sink can also help. And, Werner says that taking care of drafty areas in a basement or crawlspace can also protect pipes from exposure to arctic-like cold.
Other things people can do to protect against frozen or busted pipes include making sure garden hoses are disconnected from outdoor spigots.
Werner said the water department is available 24 hours a day to respond to calls about frozen or busted pipes.