How to prevent frozen pipes
North Glengarry is asking residents and business people in certain parts of Alexandria to keep taps open in order to avoid frozen pipes.
Public Works director Ryan Morton noted the main area of concern is on Main Street between Lochiel and St. George Streets. The township has been dealing with a number of calls from residents complaining of having frozen water pipes. As a result, the municipality is asking residents to open a tap to allow for a constant but minimum water flow until the weather warms up. In a notice issued to consumers, the township said it will adjust water bills if there are any additional charges resulting from the preventive measure.
If water freezes in a pipe, as it expands ice can put pressure on the walls of the pipe, causing it to burst. “This is a precautionary measure to ensure your service does not freeze,” the township said in its maintenance advisory notice.