February 27, 2015
OSWEGO - The Oswego County Health Department confirmed today that there are a number of frozen water service lines in several public water systems in the county.
"This has been a severe winter weather season for many of us," said Oswego County Public Health Director Jiancheng Huang. "With the recent number of reports of freezing water pipes, we want to make sure that people are taking the proper precautions to protect themselves and their property."
The Oswego County Health Department advises residents who are serviced by a municipal water system take the following precautions. These steps will help prevent further service interruptions, along with the mess and aggravation of frozen water pipes:
If you plan to be away from home at this time of the year, have someone check your house daily to make sure that the heat is still on to prevent freezing. Another option is to drain and shut off the water system, except indoor sprinklers.
If you are already dealing with frozen water pipes, follow these helpful tips:
To report a case of frozen water pipes, contact your local water supplier. For more information, call the Oswego County Health Department at 315-349-3557.
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