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Time to get your water pipes in gear when cold weather appears

Winter's freezing temperatures are on the way. If you haven't already, now is the time to prepare your home to prevent the pipes from freezing.
Winter's freezing temperatures are on the way. If you haven't already, now is the time to prepare your home to prevent the pipes from freezing.(WLUC)
Published: Sep. 4, 2020 at 6:25 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -Many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes. Don’t be one of them as Cheyenne’s weather forecast dips to freezing next week by following these tips:

Inside:

• Know the location of your water shut-off valve and test it regularly.

• Insulate pipe. Any pipes that are vulnerable to the cold or caused problems before are the ones to insulate.

Outside:

• Disconnect, drain and store all garden hoses. This will allow water to drain from the pipe; otherwise a single hard, overnight freeze can burst either the outdoor spigot and/or the pipe it’s connected to.

• If you are not ready to winterize your irrigation system, temporary shut off the water supply to the sprinkler system and insulate your sprinkler backflow device to avoid cracks and leaks.

• Drain outdoor faucets and exposed pipes.

If you need assistance locating the main water valve or shutting off water to a building, please call the Water Department at 307-637-6471. Keep warm and prepare your home for cold weather.

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