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Extreme cold can cause pipes to crack and burst. To avoid this expensive and damaging situation, residents are reminded to leave their water trickling, to open cabinets in order to expose water pipes to warm air, and to eliminate sources of cold air.
If you experience frozen pipes, shut off the water immediately. Do not attempt to thaw frozen pipes unless the water is shut off. Freezing can often cause unseen cracks in pipes or joints. Avoid the use of kerosene heaters or open flames.
More cold weather tips can be found at villageoflombard.org/winter.