CITY OF ELY NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC WATER SERVICE FREEZING

CITY OF ELY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
WATER SERVICE FREEZING

The weather conditions we are experiencing this year are conducive to freezing water lines due to low snow conditions. You may want to take precautions to minimize the chance of your water line freezing between the city water main and your home if you have experienced water service freeze ups in the past. 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.

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 lead.

When do I stop running additional water?
The chance of freeze up will be gone when the ice is off the local lakes in the spring.

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:
• The minimum charge is $100 (up to one hour).
• The charge for each additional hour or portion of any hour will be $100.
• 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.
• 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.

If you need to schedule a thaw call the utility billing office at 218-365-5900 during regular business hours Monday- Friday. For after hours emergency service call 1-800-890-8713.

Ely Utilities Commission
Harold R Langowski, Clerk/Treasurer

Ely Echo
February 20, 2021