Many in Battle Creek have frozen pipes

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) – The City of Battle Creek Water Division is dealing with numerous frozen water lines going to buildings, and is now asking certain customers to run their faucets continuously to alleviate the problem.

The City has determined a part of the water system is more susceptible to freezing lines in these affected areas –

N 20th St: from 9 N. 20th St. to 189 N. 20th St. (odd #s only)
N 21st St:  from 15 N. 21st St. to 194 N. 21st St.
N 22nd St: from 11 N. 22nd St. to 194 N. 22nd St.
N 23rd St: from 10 N. 23rd St. to 191 N. 23rd St.
N 24th St: from 66 N. 24th St. to 194 N. 24th St.
N 25th St: from 5 N. 25th St. to 196 N. 25th St.
N 26th St: from 7 N. 26th St. to 182 N. 26th St.
N 27th St: from 10 N. 27th St. to 146 N. 27th St.
N 28th St: from 14 N. 28th St. to 146 N. 28th St.
N 29th St: from 5 N. 29th St. to 151 N. 29th St.
N 30th St: from 12 N. 30th St. to 145 N. 30th St.
N 31st St: from 4 N. 31st St. to 144 N. 31st St.
N 32nd St: from 3 N. 32nd St. to 142 N. 32nd St.
N 33rd St: from 81 N. 33rd St. to 150 N. 33rd St.
Floral Dr: from 124 Floral Dr. to 202 Floral Dr.
W Goguac St: from 1109 W. Goguac St. to 1923 W. Goguac St. (odd #s only)
N Helmer Rd: from 98 N. Helmer Rd. to 130 N Helmer Rd. (even #s only)
W Highland Blvd: from 709 W. Highland Blvd. to 1922 W. Highland Blvd.
W Territorial Rd: from 1000 W. Territorial Rd. to 2542 W. Territorial Rd. (even #s only)
Walsh St: from 3 Walsh St. to 23 Walsh St. (odd #s only)

People in these areas are being asked to run their water at a tap or faucet that can be left on continuously. The amount of flow should be approximately 3/8 of an inch in size, or about the size of a pencil. This flow should prevent the service line from freezing.

Billing adjustments will be provided for accounts that have been told to use water. The affected accounts will also receive a letter from the City providing more details and confirming the need to run water. Billing adjustments will only be provided to customers in this area or that were instructed to run water because of a history of freezing water lines.

Once the weather warms up, the City will inform customers when they no longer have to run water.

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