CITY OFFERS ADVICE TO AVOID BURST PIPES

The City of Cumberland Water Department is reminding residents and business owners that, with the anticipation of extremely cold temperatures at the end of this week, you should consider leaving a small trickle of water running in a sink, to keep the lines from freezing. Most frozen water lines occur on service lines in and around residential homes and commercial buildings, and they are the responsibility of the property owner or occupant. A small trickle of water may help avoid costly damage from burst pipes and the need to thaw out water lines. Residents and business owners should also check for sources of air in and around their service lines and meters and attempt to insulate or close any openings in these areas to avoid freezing pipes.