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Don’t let your pipes freeze

As temperatures warm and cool, frost levels are sent lower into the ground, which can spell trouble for indoor plumbing.

Idaho Falls Water Superintendent Dave Richards says so far, there have not been any widespread problems.

Still, the city of Blackfoot is asking people to consider keeping a stream of water running in their homes to avoid freezing water lines.

A stream of water slightly smaller than a pencil should be enough to prevent your pipes from freezing.

If your water lines do freeze, you should contact your local water department.

“If you have contacted the water department and we haven’t shut the water off for any reason and we have gone out to verify that our valve is open, the water department will help you get in touch with some one that can remedy you situation help you thaw your water service out,” said Richards.

For more helpful tips on keeping your pipes from freezing, see

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