Frozen Water Pipes An Issue

In shortly more than two weeks the City of Fond du Lac has seen nearly a dozen water main breaks or water services freeze up due to the extreme cold. There have been 6 water main breaks and 5 water services froze up since December 19th. Four of the water main breaks happened in one day. Public Works Director Jordan Skiff says that is why they are asking people to take extra precautions to make sure their pipes don’t freeze up. Letters have been sent out to those whose pipes are in danger of freezing up, which could include asking them to run a thin line of water out of a tap. The city recently issued a public service announcement asking people to wrap or insulate their pipes in unheated areas especially crawl spaces.