Colder temperatures are just around the corner and it’s time to start prepping your house for the winter season. Take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips from the Grand Junction Utilities Department:
Customers should not forcefully heat their waterlines. Using a torch can cause additional stress on the waterline causing it to burst. It is best to allow the lines to thaw naturally or by applying moderate heat, for example, heat tape or space heaters.
The Utilities Department encourages customers to contact the Water Services office at (970) 244-1579 (or 242-6707 for after hours emergencies) if they are experiencing a water outage. At that time a technician can be dispatched, at no charge to the customer, to investigate whether or not the water meter or service line is frozen. If it is, then the technician can take actions to attempt to restore service. The City requests that the meter pits not be accessed by customers or plumbers as that can allow additional cold air into the pit which could then cause the meter to freeze.
Contact: Greg LeBlanc, Senior Assistant to the City Manager| 970-244 1557 or email@example.com