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City of Janesville says freeze danger has passed, residents can turn off their water

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Gazette staff
April 4, 2014

JANESVILLE—Those who have been running their taps to avoid frozen pipes can now turn them off, the city of Janesville said Friday afternoon.

“The ground has now thawed to the point where there is no longer a danger of your service line freezing,” the city said in a news release.

The approximately 470 customers who were asked to run their water will receive an adjustment on their bills for the time they were running water continuously.

To make sure the city makes the adjustment, the customers are asked to contact the city Water Utility Service Department with name, address,  telephone number, meter reading at the time you stop running water and date you stop running water.

The information can be emailed to waterutilitymail@ci.janesville.wi.us or called in to 608-755-3115, where the customer can leave a message.

The city reports it thawed 200 water lines during the past winter, compared with none during the winter of 2012-13.

one city homeowner decided to turn off the faucet he or she was running to keep pipes from freezing.

Before long, water crews were responding to the home to thaw frozen pipes.

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As late as last weekend, one homeowner turned off the water and soon had frozen pipes.

one city homeowner decided to turn off the faucet he or she was running to keep pipes from freezing.

Before long, water crews were responding to the home to thaw frozen pipes.

About 470 Janesville property owners have been told to run water constantly through at least one faucet to keep it moving through smaller service pipes that come off water mains.

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one city homeowner decided to turn off the faucet he or she was running to keep pipes from freezing.

Before long, water crews were responding to the home to thaw frozen pipes.

- See more at: http://www.gazettextra.com/article/20140402/ARTICLES/140409959#sthash.oxQg4unB.dpuf

The news release thanks customers for their “cooperation and patience during this difficult time.”

Questions should to to the water utility at 608-755-3115 with any questions. The office is open 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 



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