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The City of Twin Falls Water Department would like to remind citizens to consider the following tips to prevent damage to waterlines when temperatures drop below 25 degrees:
Outside faucets and lawn sprinkler systems should be turned off, blown out and insulated before temperatures fall below 32 degrees for more than one consecutive days.
Above ground back flow devices will freeze and break if not turned off and blown out.
Any water lines in unheated areas should be insulated or heat taped.
Water meter lids should be sealed and undisturbed for the winter. If they are not sealed, contact the City of Twin Falls Water Department to repair the meter lid.
Citizens who have had frozen pipes or meters in the past should run a trickle of water at night or when water is not being used for more than 48 hours.
Homeowners should locate shut-off valves inside their homes, so they know where it is in case of emergency. If citizens don't have shut-off valves, it's recommended that homeowners have a plumber install one.
If citizens plan on being gone during the holidays, it's a good idea to shut water off inside the house in case something should freeze and break while they are away.
Citizens are encouraged to call the City of Twin Falls Water Department at 736-2275 if they have any questions or problems regarding their water service.