If you see water running down a street, please contact CCWA immediately at 770.960.5200 to report the possible line break or leak.
Being prepared and informed may help you to avoid the messy and often expensive issue of frozen pipes. The following information and suggestions can help prevent water pipes int he home from freezing and show how to thaw them if they do freeze.
Know where the main valve shut off is for your home. This valve is often found in a crawl space or basement on the wall near the front outside spigot or near the hot water heater in homes on a slab. If you have a pipe burst in your home, immediately close this valve to shut off the water supply to your home and help prevent further water damage.
Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes that freeze most frequently are those that are exposed to severe cold, like outdoor hose bibs, swimming pool supply lines, water sprinkler lines, and water supply pipes in unheated interior areas like basements and crawl spaces, attics, garages, or kitchen cabinets. Pipes that run against exterior walls that have little or no insulation are also subject to freezing.
Before the onset of cold weather, prevent freezing of these water supply lines and pipes by following these recommendations:
Source: The American Red Cross