Freeze Warning: Protective Measures for Irrigation and Water Systems

Freezing Pipes

This notice is to all water customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Unusually low temperatures are forecast later this week with the possibility of a hard freeze (28 degrees or below) Thursday and Friday mornings. Customers are advised to take precautions to protect their irrigation and household water systems from freezing.

Exposed backflow assemblies for irrigation systems should be removed or adequately insulated.

Exposed water lines to fixtures, such as outside showers, should be isolated and drained. Pour a small amount of RV/Marine antifreeze (Prestone, Peak, or equivalent) into drains/toilets that may be subject to freezing. Do not use standard automotive antifreeze/coolant.

Exposed water lines in open crawl spaces should be adequately insulated.

Turn off irrigation systems to avoid creating icy sidewalks and driveways.

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