Frozen pipe concerns

Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 9:34 PM CST
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You know it's January when temperatures dip well below zero, and we've definitely been feeling that this week, and with the frigid air, comes concerns of pipes freezing.

The city of Mandan sent out a warning, so we caught up with Utility Superintendent Brad Glass to learn more about the dangers.

He says the problem usually arises in late February, especially in older homes.

Residents should run cold water for five to 10 minutes and check the temperature it should not be below 38 degrees. If it is, leave the water on at a trickle.

Glass says there's not much they can do once pipes freeze.

"Go through a few more gallons of water, but it won't be as expensive as getting a contractor out there to unthaw your water service," said Brad Glass, Utility Superintendent.

Ten houses were without water until spring last year after their pipes froze.

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