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Numbers of new properties with frozen pipes decreasing

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City officials aren't saying it, but it appears the strategy of advising properties in at-risk areas to run a cold water tap 24 hours a day is paying off.

There has been a steady decline this week in the daily number of additional properties impacted by frozen water lines.

City hall posted new numbers this afternoon, with an additional 50 properties with frozen water lines.

But the increase is slowing down.

Monday to Tuesday saw an increase of 90 affected properties; Tuesday to Wednesday the increase was 60 properties; Wednesday to today was 51 properties.

The total number of affected properties stands at 1,766, compared to 1,716 on Wednesday.  1,089 are waiting for pipe-thawing services.

City officials continue to refuse to identify where the newly affected properties are located, or if they are within the at-risk zones. Officials won't even say which areas of Winnipeg are in the at-risk zones.

The new data shows that full service was restored to six more properties in the past 24 hours; and temporary service, with a hose connection to a neighbour, was extended to 17 more properties since yesterday.

 

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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Updated on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 4:09 PM CDT: There were 50 additional properties with frozen water lines announced today, bringing the total to 1,766.

4:48 PM: Adds chart.

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