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Prevent pipes and meters from freezing

Is it ice cold in your basement? Prevent water pipes and the water meter from freezing. The pipes and meter can freeze within hours if exposed to cold air. Frozen pipes and meters stop water from flowing and can be expensive to repair or replace. Property owners are responsible for protecting water pipes and the water meter from damage. Make sure warm air is circulating around the pipes and meter.

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Prevent Frozen Water Pipes and Water Meters

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The money-saving suggestions in this brochure may help you avoid a bill for damaged pipes or a water meter, and charges for plumbing work.

wikiHow - How to Prevent Frozen Water Pipes

Frozen water pipes are inconvenient and costly to repair. Here are some step-by-step tips to both prevent frozen pipes and thaw those that are already frozen.

Milwaukee Water Works

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Zeidler Municipal Building
841 N. Broadway, Room 406
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 3268, Milwaukee, WI 53201-3268


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