Due to the severe conditions of winter season being experienced this year, the city of Rhinelander Utility Customers are instructed on a system-wide basis to start running water to reduce the problems of water pipes and sewer lines freezing.
Although this authorization is anticipated to ultimately present significant expense to all utility customers, it is now estimated to be the best measure taken due to depths of frost and freezing events being experienced within the utility systems this year. This measure is intended to reduce the amount of more expensive thawing operations, and, is anticipated to ultimately present a best economy for all utility customers with approved credit observed until notification is provided to stop running water. A follow-up notification is anticipated to be provided when the colder weather conditions subside.
Utility customers previously approved for this seasonal activity should continue to do so under previous authorization.
Running water can be provided 24 hours a day, in a stream the diameter of a pencil lead, from one faucet in order to protect the utility lines from freezing. The city of Rhinelander will instruct further at a later date when frost subsides and the approved activity (and credit) will then end.