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Tyler Water Utilities issues warning to protect pipes

Tyler Water Utilities issues warning to protect pipes

POSTED: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 10:42am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:42am

***NEWS RELEASE***

Weather predictions for this week are indicating Tyler may experience severe freezing conditions from late Wednesday through Saturday which can damage exposed plumbing and piping. Tyler Water Utilities urges customers to protect exposed piping and exterior faucets by:

• Insulating piping using split pipe insulation or heat tape. (Wrapping with layers of newsprint, taped in place can also provide a level of insulation);
• Covering or wrapping outside faucets;
• Allowing exterior faucets to drip during freezing conditions; and/or,
• Opening interior cabinets on exterior walls containing piping and or exterior faucets.

Should customers of Tyler Water Utilities experience frozen pipes requiring temporary water turnoff, please do not hesitate to contact Tyler Water Utilities at (903)531-1285 during normal business hours or (903)597-6541 after 5 p.m. or on weekends.

Additionally, Tyler Water Utilities is requesting that commercial property owners monitor their sprinkler systems closely to ensure that water is not spraying adjacent streets. Freezing irrigation water is creating hazardous driving conditions.

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