Protect water pipes from freezing temperatures

For immediate release – January 6, 2015

LITTLE ROCK — When temperatures in Central Arkansas fall to lower 20’s and teens, it is especially critical for customers to be sure to take a few simple steps to protect indoor and outdoor water pipes from freezing, Central Arkansas Water (CAW) advises.

“Customers should leave about a pencil-lead thin stream of water running from the cold-water tap when temperatures dip below freezing because moving water is less likely to freeze,” John Tynan, Director of Customer Relations & Public Affairs with CAW, suggests. “Customers can also open cabinet doors to allow warm air in the home to reach water pipes.”

These easy steps can help reduce the chance of expensive plumbing repairs, water damage to the home, and interruption of service that could result from frozen water pipes. The actions recommended by CAW are especially important for vanities, sinks, and other pipes that are against outside walls.

For more information and freeze precaution tips please visit www.carkw.com. Customers may also find us on Facebook/CentralARWater and flow us on twitter @carkw.com.