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Posted on: November 7, 2018

City Reminds Citizens to Winterize for Protecting Pipes and Irrigation Systems

Preventing Frozen Pipes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 7, 2018

 

Contact: Tim Nyander

Utilities Director

Utilities Services Division

479-575-8390

tnyander@fayetteville-ar.gov

 

City Reminds Citizens to Winterize for Protecting Pipes and Irrigation Systems


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.— The City of Fayetteville’s Water and Sewer Operations staff are reminding residents and businesses to prepare for colder temperatures. To learn what to do before and during freezing weather please visit:  www.fayetteville-ar.gov/frozenpipes. The webpage also includes action steps if you suspect your pipes are frozen.


Winter weather preparations you can do now include:

Insulate all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas (garages, attics, basements, crawlspaces, etc.)

Cover foundation vents

Remove garden hoses from outside faucets and insulate faucets (Styrofoam covers can be purchased at home improvement stores.)

Winterize irrigation systems during the winter to prevent freezing and damage

Ensure water meter lid is properly seated and covering meter box


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