Updated list of communities asking people to run water and prevent frozen pipes

By Millaine Wells, Local 5 News

Published 02/11 2014 01:59PM

Updated 02/19 2014 01:57PM

(WFRV) - Several communities are asking people to run their water in an effort to prevent frozen pipes.

This year the frost is running five to six feet below ground, the same level most water lines are buried.

In most cases people are instructed to run a pencil-lead size stream from at least one faucet. 

All communities who have reached out to Local 5 say that utility bills will be adjusted so customers are not being charged for the extra water use.

Here is the current list:

  • City of Algoma
  • Bear Creek
  • City of Berlin
  • Village of Black Creek
  • Clintonville
  • Crivitz
  • Village of Denmark
  • City of Green Lake
  • Village of Hortonville
  • City of Kewaunee
  • Mishicot
  • Village of Nichols
  • Oakfield
  • Oconto Falls
  • City of Princeton
  • Village of Pulaski
  • Ripon
  • Town of Scott
  • Village of Shiocton
  • Two Rivers
  • City of Waupaca
  • Wausaukee
  • City of Weyauwega
  • Wittenberg

In some communities only select residents are being asked to run water. Here is that list:


·         City of Fond du Lac: Run water for five minutes, three times per day. If residents notice a significant pressure drop, run water for five minutes, then slow to a trickle for an extended period. The city will only reimburse costs for residents asked to run water 24 hours per day.

·         Green Bay (some customers asked to run water)

·         City of Menominee, MI: Water customers on both sides of 38th Avenue and customers south of 38th should run water continuously in one faucet, size of pencil lead.

Neenah: specific addresses. Clickhere for the list.  



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