December 26, 2017 - City Utilities reminds residents to protect their water pipes as temperatures dip to the zero mark. Frozen pipes can cause thousands of dollars in damage to a homeowner.

Here are some tips to protect your home's pipes.

-Leave a small stream of water running (size of pencil lead) to keep water moving through the pipes when temperatures dip.
-If a sink is located against an outside wall, open cabinet doors to allow warm air to get to the pipes.
-Wrap insulation around pipes that run through crawl spaces or on an outside wall.
-Protect water meter by wrapping it to add warmth.
-If water meter is located in the garage, keep the garage door closed.