Atlanta Watershed offers cold weather tips for pipes

Cold weather can freeze pipes and cause them to burst, Atlanta department of watershed management advises property owners to protect pipes with a few tips:

Insulate pipes and faucets in unheated areas, remember to disconnect and drain outdoor hoses, when temperatures fall below 32 degrees turn at least one water faucet on and allow it to drip and keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to allow warm air to circulate around pipes.

Watershed also suggests property owners to keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.

Adverse weather affects the 2,500 miles of water mains which lie beneath the city’s streets. Water main breaks occur most frequently during winter months, customers can report possible main breaks by calling the City of Atlanta’s 311 Customer Service Center.

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