This winter’s extremely deep frost levels are causing a spike in frozen water lines across much of the Metro and headaches for residents.
According to Roseville’s Director of Public Works Duane Schwartz, frost lines are hitting depths not seen in the city for years. As a result, he is recommending that residents take the temperature of the cold water coming from their tap periodically to make sure they are not in the freeze-up danger zone.
If the cold water temperature coming from the tap is at or below 35 degrees, a service line may be in danger of freezing up. To lessen the possibility of a line freeze when cold water temps are at or below 35 degrees, the city recommends that residents let their water run continuously (24/7) at a stream the size of a pencil lead from a faucet.
This should be done until the end of March or until the cold water temperature comes back above 35 degrees.
Residents with questions about freezing pipes can contact Roseville Public Works at 651-792-7004 between 8 AM and 4:30 PM.