City officials recommend the following to prevent water lines from freezing and breaking in cold weather:
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Disconnecting and draining outdoor hoses. Otherwise, a single hard, overnight freeze can burst either the faucet or the pipe itÃ¢ÂÂs connected to.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Sealing off cracks in basement windows.
Ã¢ÂÂ¢ Leaving cabinet doors open under sinks.
For more information, call the cityÃ¢ÂÂs utility billing office at 832-7878. In case of a water emergency after 5 p.m. weekdays, or all day weekends and holidays, call 843-2685.