Thursday 6 February 2014

Merrill Residents Asked to Run Water

Posted at 10:28 AM

Due to the severe conditions of the winter season being experienced this year, the City of Merrill Utility Customers are requested on a system-wide basis to start running water to reduce the problems of water & sewer lines freezing due to the uncommon depths of the frost & freezing conditions.  

This measure is intended to reduce the amount of more expensive thawing operations, and is anticipated to ultimately present a better economic solution.  All utility customers will receive an estimated bill based on their average winter usage. Customers will not be billed for the additional water usage A follow up notification will be provided when utility customers can stop running their water.

Running water means to run one faucet the stream size the diameter of a pencil.  This can be run 24 hours a day.   If you have any questions please contact the utility office.   Again the utility will instruct you at a later date as to when you may shut the faucet off.


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