Freeze Warning Over: Stop dripping pipes and check for leaks

The frost warning has been lifted for our region.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the frost warning issued in our area has been lifted.

The city encourages all water customers to complete the following steps.

  • Turn off any faucets that were set to drip. Faucets no longer need to drip to prevent frozen pipes as temperatures are above freezing.

Examine devices and fixtures.

  • Check the cabinets under the kitchen, laundry, and sink to make sure they are dry.

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Check if the pipes are broken or leaking.

  • Check all the faucets to check the water flow. Little or no flow can be the result of a broken or leaking pipe.
  • If some are producing water and others are not, it is most likely due to a leaking pipe.
  • Check with your neighbors to see if they have water. If you do Not If you have water but they do, there is most likely a leaky pipe in your house.

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  • If you suspect a leak, monitoring your home’s water meter will give you a definitive answer. The meter is often located under a manhole cover near the street or on the side or back of the house, near where the water supply line enters the house.

Watch out for leaks.

  • Water can slowly drip from pipe fittings inside a wall. Look out for the following indications of a leaking pipe in your home.
  • Wall discoloration
  • Sparkling paint or bulging wallpaper
  • A dripping sound
  • A musty smell

The following video shows you how to turn off your water when you have leaking pipes.

Field technicians can also be called in to turn off the water for you. To schedule water meters only to turn off, you can email your request to [email protected] or call the city’s 24 hour customer service call center at 361-826-CITY (2489).

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