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Posted on: December 28, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Service Announcement from the City of Cumberland Water Department

Reminder, during extremely cold temperatures, the City of Cumberland Water Department recommends that citizens and business owners consider leaving a small trickle of water run in a sink to avoid water line freezing. Though not a requirement of home and building owners, most frozen water lines occur on service lines in and around residential homes and commercial buildings and are the responsibility of the property owner or occupant. Though optional, leaving a small trickle run may avoid costly damage from busted pipes and the need to thaw out water lines. Residents and business owners should also check for sources of air in and around their service line and meters and make attempts to insulate or close any openings in these areas to avoid freezing pipes.  

Due to a high volume of calls, we would like to emphasize that you may not receive the prompt service that you normally experience.

Tracy Watkins

Administrative Associate

City of Cumberland

Water Distribution

215 Bowen Street

Cumberland, MD  21502

Phone:  301-759-6625

Fax:  301-759-6633

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