11/08/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/09/2021 12:52
DAVENPORT, IA. - (November 8, 2021) - Iowa American Water reminds homeowners to safeguard their home plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. The following tips also address frozen water meters, which can bring costly plumbing repairs and replacement fees along with headaches and unexpected expense for homeowners.
"With winter weather on the way, now is the time for customers to take preventative steps to avoid frozen pipes and water meters. By following our cold weather tips, customers can help avoid damaged plumbing inside and outside the home," said Brad Nielsen, vice president of operations.
Iowa American Water encourages residents to take the following precautions to protect their pipes and meters from the cold:
Before the Bitterly Cold Weather Sets In:
When Temperatures Fall Below Freezing:
A frozen water meter can also lead to expensive home plumbing repairs and meter replacement charges as outlined in the table below:
|Meter Size||Replacement Cost|
Iowa American Water also advises that sub-freezing temperatures can cause aging water mains to break and cause unsafe driving conditions. If you see a leak, or your water service is disrupted, you can report the leak or service interruption from the Iowa American Water website or from your MyWater account. This feature is fully automated and will guide you through a quick and easy multi-step process to submit the water emergency. Additionally, please continue to check the company's alerts page for any disruptions that could be impacting your area.
Iowa American Water has prepared a cold weather infographic with winter tips and suggested preparations.
Iowa American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water services to approximately 213,000 people. For more information, visit www.iowaamwater.com and follow Iowa American Water on Twitter and Facebook.
About American Water
With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,000 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to 15 million people in 46 states. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable, and reliable water services to our customers to help make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.