HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – With cold weather having settled in throughout the Hi-Line, the City of Havre wants to remind homeowners of ways to prevent water service lines from freezing.
In a press release, the City of Havre’s Water Department recommends homeowners leave a small, pencil-sized stream of water from an open faucet running at all times to prevent a service line freeze up. Although this may mean a slight increase in the homeowner’s water bill, this may prevent other costly expenses, like repairing a water main break.
The city of Havre says they see between 20 to 25 water main breaks a year, with each break usually costing the city between $4,000 and $5,000.
It is also suggested that the main sewer vent pipe outlet, located on the roof of the house, be checked to insure that it is free of accumulations of ice and snow caused by high humidity and freezing temperatures.