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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] As cold temperatures approach, let your water trickle to avoid freezing

Public Service Announcement from the Cumberland Water Department


With the anticipation of extremely cold temperatures over the next several days, the City of Cumberland Water Department recommends that citizens and business owners consider leaving a small trickle of water run in a sink to avoid water line freezing.  Though not a requirement of home and building owners, most frozen water lines occur on service lines in and around residential homes and commercial buildings and are the responsibility of the property owner or occupant.  Though optional, leaving a small trickle run may avoid costly damage from busted pipes and the need to thaw out water lines.  Residents and business owners should also check for sources of air in and around their service line and internal meter and should make attempts to insulate or close any openings in these areas to avoid freezing pipes.

Thank you,

Tracy Watkins

Administrative Associate

City of Cumberland

Utilities Division/Water Distribution

215 Bowen Street

Cumberland, MD  21502

Phone:  301-759-6625

Fax:  301-759-6633

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