Knox Water Superintendent Provides Tips for Winter (11/11)

posted Nov 11, 2017, 8:40 AM by North Judson-Wayne Township Public Library
Posted on November 11, 2017
Author Jacque Ryan, WKVI 

Knox Water Department Superintendent Todd Gardner has a few helpful tips for citizens as temperatures start to drop below freezing.

Gardner advises individuals to disconnect hoses from faucets so they can drain. He said a “frost free faucet” will freeze up and can break at temperatures just below freezing if a hose is left attached to it.

He also explained that homes with crawl spaces need to have those closed up as securely as possible. If crawlspace vents have louvers, or slats, they need to be closed up for the winter season.

Gardner added that with last year’s mild winter, only a few homes froze up. However, all of those incidents could have been avoided if the individual took precautions to protect their water lines from freezing.