The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 20, 2014

Freezing water lines prompt requests

By Samantha Pidde Herald Staff Writer
The Clinton Herald

---- — FULTON, Ill. — Fulton City Administrator Ed Cannon is asking citizens to run their taps for the rest of winter in response to recent water line freezings.

Within the past week or two, the city has seen plenty of frozen water lines, Cannon said Tuesday during a Fulton City Council meeting.

“Our poor Public Works guys are running left and right,” Cannon said.

Cannon has received more than a dozen calls.

Cannon requested that residents allow cold water to run at a slight trickle at night to prevent pipes from freezing. The advisory will remain in effect until the end of the month.

“Even though daytime temperatures are expected to rise in the next few days, frost is still deep in the ground and will stay this way for some time as temperatures continue to drop below freezing at night,” Cannon wrote in a release.

Alderman Barb Mask asked if this would cost much in water expenses. Cannon estimated it could be a total of an extra $2.50 in water for the average homeowner.