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1,289 properties now on waiting list to have pipes thawed

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More properties in Winnipeg continue to report frozen water lines.

City hall reported 14 additional properties reported frozen water lines between Friday and today, bringing the total since November to 2,465.

City crews were able to restore full water service to 70 properties over the weekend, and provided another 16 properties with a temporary service via a hose connection.

And the city is now advising property owners with temporary hose lines to take extra precautions as the overnight temperatures dip well below freezing for the next few days.

Property owners should wrap a towel around the outside taps – at the receiving end and the supply property.

If the lines freeze, contact 311 immediately. And if the hose is leaking, turn off the supplier’s outside tap and contact 311.

Meanwhile, the number on the waiting list for thawing services has been reduced to 1,289, a decrease of 56 properties from Friday.

The city says it is attempting to thaw lines reported frozen on March 9.

  • Number of properties reporting frozen water lines since November – 2,465; an increase of 4 from Sunday; and 14 from Friday.
  • Number of properties were full water services has been restored – 1,176; an increase of 24 from Sunday; and 70 since Friday.
  • Number of properties on the waiting list for thawing services – 1,289, a decrease of 24 from Sunday; and 56 since Friday.
  • Number of properties with temporary water service – 882, an increase of three from Sunday; and, 16 from Friday.
  • Number of properties without full or temporary water service – 407, a decrease of 27 since Sunday; and 72 since Friday.
aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Monday, April 14, 2014 at 4:31 PM CDT: Adds city is advising property owners with temporary hose lines to take extra precautions.

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