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Severe weather tips to save your plumbing

Register • Feb 5, 2014 at 8:50 AM

The City of Sandusky is urging residents to keep cold water dripping

from a faucet in their home, even at a trickle, to maintain a continuous

flow of water.  This will help to avoid pipes freezing within homes and

will also help to keep water flowing from the city’s water lines into

the home.

Below are additional preventative actions which can be taken by


●       Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the


●       Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to

circulate around the plumbing;

●       Keep thermostats set to the same temperature during the day and

at night to prevent more costly repairs if pipes freeze and burst;

●       Never set your home thermostat lower than 55° F.

The city has been inundated with water line breaks this winter season

and more severe weather is expected.  Emergency situations involving

water lines can be reported to the City of Sandusky’s Division of

Water Distribution at 419.627.5805. If there is no answer at this

number, contact the police dispatcher at 419.627.5900.

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