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CAW Warns Public About Freezing Pipes

It's hoping more people will take steps to protect their pipes during the coming cold weather.
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Central Arkansas water says agency phones rang off the hook with people reporting busted water pipes during the last big freeze.

It's hoping more people will take steps to protect their pipes during the coming cold weather.

During the last big freeze in early January, Central Arkansas Water got 250 calls related to broken pipes in just three days.

With cold weather setting in over the next couple nights, they're again asking folks to heed their warnings to avoid the possibility of having to pay hundreds of dollars in repairs.

That means leaving cabinet doors open and faucets running when temps dip below freezing over the next couple of nights, especially in plumbing near outside walls.

CAW also recommends draining outdoor hoses and sprinkler systems.

"We just want to re-highlight the need for our customers to take a few simple actions that can help them prevent frozen water pipes, prevent service interruptions and avoid costly repairs to their home plumbing," said John Tynan with Central Arkansas Water.

If your pipes do happen to freeze, CAW recommends using a hair dryer, heat tape or a light blub to thaw it out, instead of an open flame.
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