On Wednesday, February 12, 2014 the City of Milton Water Utility recommended residents run a small, pencil sized stream of water in their homes to prevent frozen laterals (pipes) to their homes or businesses. That recommendation remains in effect through April 15, 2014. Continued cold temperatures and deep frost from extremely cold temperatures experienced this winter continue to present a potential risk to the City’s utility mains and water line laterals that bring water to the City’s utility customers. Water flowing helps keep water temperatures warmer and limits the risk of pipes and stagnant water within them freezing. The potential for frozen pipes will not go away until the ground begins to thaw.
We will continue to monitor the ground thaw and keep residents updated as to when they can stop running their water. We thank all our utility customers for their patience and cooperation in helping us keep the City’s water utility functioning properly, and more importantly helping us help you prevent the imposition of frozen water pipes to your home or business.
For additional information, contact City Administrator Jerry Schuetz at (608) 868-6900 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.