How do I keep my pipes from freezing?

Here are some helpful tips to prevent your pipes from freezing:

  • Disconnect outside hoses (the water in the hose will freeze and the ice will make its way through the hose and into your house and break the pipes)
  • Cover foundation vents
  • Open cupboard doors to allow heat into the area where pipes are (this is especially important for old buildings which may or may not have enough insulation in the walls to prevent the pipes from freezing)
  • Consider letting faucets trickle if they are far away from the meter during extremely cold weather

For more information, please call the Water plant at 360-428-1598.

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1. Where does Anacortes drinking water come from?
2. How do I keep my pipes from freezing?
3. How do I check for a water leak on my property?
4. How do I shut my water off in an emergency?
5. Why is fluoride added to Anacortes water?