More Northeast Wisconsin communities are asking people to run water non-stop to avoid frozen pipes.
Shiocton village leaders want residents to run a slow trickle of cold water until further notice. The village says it is waiving the extra costs to customers. More information is posted at the post office and a bank in town, officials say.
In Gillett, city leaders are making a similar request. Utility department head Ron Anderson says customers will not be charged extra for water they run.
The village of Black Creek has also issued a run-water advisory. Residents are being asked to run a stream of water the size of a pencil. Accounts will be credited, village leaders say.
The city of Neenah has also issued an advisory for specific addresses that have a history of freeze up problems. If your address is listed here, your water bill will be adjusted accordingly.
The latest community to issue an order is the village of Lena. Residents there are asked to keep their water running to prevent pipes from freezing. A cold water trickle, the size of a pencil, should be run through one faucet at all times until further notice. The village will adjust water bills accordingly for the next bill date.
Shiocton, Gillett, Black Creek, Neenah and Lena join Wausaukee; Clintonville; City of Algoma; Fond du Lac; Hortonville; Weyauwega; Menominee, Mich.; Princeton; the town of Scott; Oakfield and Kewaunee; which have all issued similar orders.