8 more communities ask residents to run water

File photo. (WLUK)
File photo. (WLUK)

Nichols village leaders are asking people to leave their water running to prevent frozen pipes.

So are Mishicot officials.

And in Oconto Falls, residents are being asked to run water in a slow trickle or stream just a little less than the size of a pencil. Keep the water running until notified by the utility. Bills will be adjusted accordingly. Any questions in Oconto Falls should be directed to the Utility Billing Office.

Ripon officials say they have received many calls from people who have had frozen water services. Residents there are being asked to run a trickle of water about the width of a pencil until further notice. Water and sewer bills will be adjusted. Anyone who disregards the notice will be charged for thawing the service line. Questions can be directed to Utility Manager Chris Liveris at (920) 748-4912 between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

In Omro, water customers are being asked to run water for five minutes from one faucet at least three times a day, and leave a pencil-sized stream of water running overnight. Customers who do not use much water and those on dead-end streets should keep an especially watchful eye on the situation. An estimate of extra water usage will be deducted from the next quarterly bill for each customer, city officials say. Questions can be directed to Omro Water Utility at (920) 685-7025 or City Hall at (920) 685-7000.

Berlin officials are also asking people to run a stream of water the size of a pencil non-stop. The water should be run in an area of the home where it will not be shut off, the city says. Anyone who shuts off water early will be responsible for thawing water service. Customers will be issued an average bill for this quarter and may be for the next quarter as well.

New London has not issued a citywide notice, but is asking people in certain areas to run a pencil-sized stream of water. Click here to see if your property is affected.

Coloma leaders are asking residents to continuously run a stream of water half the size of a pencil. Customers will receive a credit for excess water used. Questions can be directed to the village office at (715) 228-2871.

Other communities that have issued similar orders:

  • City of Algoma
  • Black Creek
  • Clintonville
  • Fond du Lac
  • Gillett
  • Hortonville
  • Kewaunee
  • Lena
  • Menominee, Mich.
  • Neenah (some addresses only; click here for the full list)
  • Oakfield
  • Princeton
  • Town of Scott
  • Shiocton
  • Wausaukee
  • Weyauwega
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