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City of Ithaca
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2/24/2015 5:50:27 PM
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City Works to Restore Water Services

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE               
February 24, 2015

City Works to Thaw Frozen Water Service Pipes

Ithaca, NY – Sub-zero temperatures have caused numerous water services around the City to freeze leaving residents without running water.  Freezes can occur between the water main under the street to the pipe running into a property, and it can take between 4-6 hours to thaw a single pipe.  Crews from the City’s Water & Sewer Division have been working 12-hours shifts since late last week to restore water to these properties.  Forty-six services have been reported to date, and fourteen services have been restored (five of them today).

Frost depth for a normal winter in the northeast is usually no more than 4 feet, so traditionally pipes are buried at 4 or 4 1/2 feet (5 ft for the main).  With only one day in February above freezing so far, the frost line has gone well below normal.

Residents experiencing a loss of water should report it to the Water & Sewer Division at (607) 272-1717 during regular business hours.  Crews will respond to calls on a first come first served basis. 

For more information, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Water & Sewer Erik Whitney at (607) 272-1717.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2015

City Works to Thaw Frozen Water Service Pipes

Ithaca, NY – Sub-zero temperatures have caused numerous water services around the City to freeze leaving residents without running water. Freezes can occur between the water main under the street to the pipe running into a property, and it can take between 4-6 hours to thaw a single pipe. Crews from the City’s Water & Sewer Division have been working 12-hours shifts since late last week to restore water to these properties. Forty-six services have been reported to date, and fourteen services have been restored (five of them today).

Frost depth for a normal winter in the northeast is usually no more than 4 feet, so traditionally pipes are buried at 4 or 4 1/2 feet (5 ft for the main). With only one day in February above freezing so far, the frost line has gone well below normal.

Residents experiencing a loss of water should report it to the Water & Sewer Division at (607) 272-1717 during regular business hours. Crews will respond to calls on a first come first served basis.

For more information, please contact Assistant Superintendent of Water & Sewer Erik Whitney at (607) 272-1717.
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