With sub-freezing temperatures predicted for this week, the Water Authority reminds its customers that it’s time to shut down sprinkler systems for the winter.
They also encourage residents to and prepare household water pipes for cold weather.
Fines can be handed out for allowing water to freeze on streets and sidewalks. Property owners can also be held responsible for damages and injuries that occur as a result of ice hazards.
Some precautions to take are, find your master shutoff valve.
The master shutoff valve turns off the water to the entire house. Learn its location and make sure everyone in the household knows where it is. This could be critical if a pipe should burst.
You should disconnect and drain outdoor hoses and shut down your sprinkler system.
Detaching the hoes makes sure that there overnight freeze doesn't burst the faucet or the pipe it’s connected to.
Insulate your pipes and faucets in unheated areas.