MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Water Commissioner Anthony Bove said Mount Vernon residents should leave their heat on to prevent the pipes in their homes for freezing.
Bove said residents should leave faucets trickling in any portion of a house that is known to freeze. Bove said to use cold water to keep the pipes moving because hot water gets expensive.
“If water is moving in the pipes, they won’t freeze,” Bove said. “If anybody sees any water puddles, call our office right away before something happens.”
Bove said residents should also check their meter on the side of the house and cover it with cloth to prevent it from freezing. If the meter were to freeze and heat couldn’t be distributed throughout a home, the pipes might freeze, causing a more expensive problem.
Bove said there was a call received from Willow Place where water had frozen in a fire hydrant that was turned off temporarily.
Any problems can be reported at the Mount Vernon Water Department at (914) 668-7820.
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