Battle Creek: Stop running water continuously

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — The City of Battle Creek is telling residents they no longer need to run their water continuously to prevent pipes from freezing.

In February, the city said pipes in a southwest area of the city were more susceptible to freezing. It asked residents in that area to run water nonstop until temperatures started to warm and frost was not reaching as deep.

The city said in a Tuesday release that the frost “has begun to loosen its icy grip,” and that residents don’t need to run their water continuously anymore.

“The city’s Water Division appreciates residents’ cooperation in running water, as they believe the practice saved the city’s water system from the need to repair additional frozen service lines,” the release read in part.

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