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.