This notice is to all water customers of Brunswick County Public Utilities.
Unusually low temperatures are forecast to continue for the next several days. 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.
If your water lines do freeze, please be careful when thawing the lines. Do not apply excessive heat which may damage pipes or cause a fire. Heating devices with open flames should not be used. Electric heaters and heat tape should be powered through a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in case the device comes into contact with standing or spraying water.