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Frozen pipe threat is finally over

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Turn off the tap and read your water meter.

That’s what the City of Winnipeg is advising residents whose homes were at risk of frozen pipes and had left a tap running to prevent that from happening.

The city is no longer detecting frost at excavation sites and the risk of water pipes freezing is "very unlikely," water services manager Tim Shanks said at a press conference today.

Notices to residents at about 10,000 properties will be mailed out over the next few business days, Shanks said. This includes the 2,596 properties at which a frozen water pipe was reported since November 2013, along with 7,320 properties that were identified as having an increased risk of a frozen water pipe.

 

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