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Service lines at risk of freezing, city warns

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Some water service lines could be at risk of freezing due to the extreme cold and depth of frost in the ground, according to Red Wing Public Works.

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Customers should regularly check their water temperature. If it is below 40 degrees, staff suggests running a small stream of water at all times until the frost is out of the ground and the risk of freezing has passed.

Freezing is most likely to occur in the sections of water and sewer lines between a home or business and the main lines in the street, which are also segments that are the responsibility of the property owners, the department said.

If the lines do freeze, the city advises property owners to contact a plumber immediately, and once they are thawed, contact the city so the issue can be documented.

Call Public Works at 651-385-3674 with questions.

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