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Helpful Tips

Current Water and Sewer Rates

FY’21 Water Rates = $9.37 per 100 c.f.
FY’21 Sewer Rates = $11.89 per 100 c.f.
Updated April 22, 2021.

Water mains and water meters can freeze when the temperature remains below freezing for extended periods of time.

Temperatures that dip in and out of freezing cause the ground to buckle and sometimes bends and breaks water lines.

Here are a few tips to help protect your water lines during periods of cold weather:

  • Insulate pipes located in unheated parts of your house. Especially if you had frozen pipes in the past.
  • Let a thin stream of cold water run from a basement faucet. It should be a continuous flow, about the thickness of pencil lead. Water can be caught in a bucket and used later as laundry or dish water.
  • If a pipe should freeze, gently warm it with hot air from a blow dryer at the point where it enters the house.
  • Be sure you know where the water shutoff valve is. Check it periodically to ensure that it works properly.
  • Be sure to shut off water to outside faucets.
  • Periodically monitor your sump pump. A frozen drain pipe could result in a flooded basement.
  • Keep bottled water on hand. Figure on needing a gallon of water per person per day.

Remember, water lines running from the meter to the house, as well as internal plumbing, are the responsibility of the property owner.