As winter temperatures hit extreme lows, the City of Lethbridge reminds residents to take extra measures to protect their home and prevent water pipes from freezing.
- Regularly run water through pipes by either everyday use or running a steady, pencil-width stream of water.
- Make sure there are no cold or drafty areas in your home where pipes can freeze.
- If you do have cold areas, be sure to insulate pipes.
- Keep the temperature of your home at 15 degrees or warmer.
- Allow heat from the house to warm unprotected pipes by opening doors and cabinets that cover these areas.
- Turn off water line to outside faucets.
What if a pipe breaks?
- If someone experiences a watermain break (City water source coming into their home), call Lethbridge 311 immediately.
- If a pipe breaks inside someone's home, they should turn off the value where the water service comes into their home and call a plumber if they need help.
For more information visit www.lethbridge.ca/frozenwaterlines.
For Public Inquiries:
Call 311 | Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.