When the weather turns bitter, serious problems can occur -- problems like frozen water mains and bursting pipes.
City Water Superintendent Todd Ihde says he's gotten "quite a few calls" from homeowners worried about frozen water mains with the recent frigid temperatures. Ihde says water main problems don't usually occur until the water temperature is around 40 degrees -- and the latest reading had the temperature at 51 degrees
Decorah Library Director Kristin Torresdal says there were water main problems at the Decorah Public Library Tuesday. Crews were called and the problem was fixed
Dale Elsbernd of Casper Plumbing and Heating says the pipes inside your home can freeze when the air temperature falls below 20°. He shares the following suggestions to help keep pipes from freezing: