posted on February 07, 2021

Due to the colder temperatures in the extended forecast, residents in the City of Morenci should be aware of the possibility of freezing water lines. When this happens, the condition results in loss of water service which is inconvenient and costly to the home owner. Water service lines are most susceptible to freezing when the outdoor air temperature is below freezing for more than a few days. Soil type, ground moisture, depth of service line and air temperature all contribute to the frost depth making it difficult to predict which pipes will freeze and when. When the frost approaches the depth of your water service lines you are at risk. It could be as late as May before the frost comes out of the ground. To help prevent your water line from freezing, it is recommended that you drip your faucet inside your home.