Notice to the Public Water Service Freezing

The weather conditions we are experiencing this year are conducive to freezing water lines due to extreme low temperatures. You may want to take precautions to minimize the chance of your water line freezing between the city water main and your home. If your line is not well protected by soil depth or insulation and is susceptible to freezing, you may want to run water to prevent a freeze up.<BR><BR>How much water do I need to run to prevent freezing? The generally accepted practice is to run a stream of water from a faucet the size of a pencil.<BR><BR>When do I stop running additional water? The change of freeze up will be gone when the ice is off of the local lakes in the spring.<BR><BR>As a service to the Ely Utilities Commission customers within the Ely City Limits, the EUC will thaw private frozen water lines when time is available. The cost to the homeowner or business is as follows:<BR><BR>The minimum charge is $100.00 (up to one hour)<BR><BR>The charge for each additional hour or portion of an hour will be $50.00<BR><BR>You will be charged for all overtime if you request a thaw during other than normal working hours. There will be a minimum charge for two hours, at the overtime rate, for a call out.<BR><BR>Signing of our liability release form is required from the property owner and tenant, if it is a rental property, prior to City of Ely personnel thawing the line.<BR><BR>Harold R. Langowski<BR><BR>City Operations Director of Public Works<BR><BR>And Utilities<BR><BR>City of Ely