To Prevent Frozen Pipes, Battle Creek Residents Asked to Run Water

Posted at 1:15 PM, Feb 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-13 13:15:22-05

Drinking_waterBATTLE CREEK, Mich – The City of Battle Creek Water Division is asking residents and businesses to run their faucets to help prevent frozen water lines.

The city says it’s identified areas where the water system is more susceptible to freezing and is asking customers in those areas to follow the request.

If you are in the area described below, the city asks that you continuously run the water until further notice.  The amount of flow should be approximately 3/8” in size, or about the size of a pencil.  This flow should prevent the service line from freezing.

Billing adjustments will be provided for accounts that have been told to run water. The affected accounts will also receive a letter from the city with more information. Once the weather warms the city will tell customers when they should stop running the water.

Billing adjustments will only be applied to customers in this area or that were instructed to run water because of a history of freezing water lines.

The affected addresses are as follows:

N 20th St: from 9 N. 20th St. to 189 N. 20th St. (odd #’s only)

N 21st St:  from 15 N. 21st St. to 194 N. 21st St.

N 22nd St: from 11 N. 22nd St. to 194 N. 22nd St.

N 23rd St: from 10 N. 23rd St. to 191 N. 23rd St.

N 24th St: from 66 N. 24th St. to 194 N. 24th St.

N 25th St: from 5 N. 25th St. to 196 N. 25th St.

N 26th St: from 7 N. 26th St. to 182 N. 26th St.

N 27th St: from 10 N. 27th St. to 146 N. 27th St.

N 28th St: from 14 N. 28th St. to 146 N. 28th St.

N 29th St: from 5 N. 29th St. to 151 N. 29th St.

N 30th St: from 12 N. 30th St. to 145 N. 30th St.

N 31st St: from 4 N. 31st St. to 144 N. 31st St.

N 32nd St: from 3 N. 32nd St. to 142 N. 32nd St.

N 33rd St: from 81 N. 33rd St. to 150 N. 33rd St.

Floral Dr: from 124 Floral Dr. to 202 Floral Dr.

W Goguac St: from 1109 W. Goguac St. to 1923 W. Goguac St. (odd  #’s only)

N Helmer Rd: from 98 N. Helmer Rd. to 130 N Helmer Rd. (even #’s only)

W Highland Blvd: from 709 W. Highland Blvd. to 1922 W. Highland Blvd.

W Territorial Rd: from 1000 W. Territorial Rd. to 2542 W. Territorial Rd. (even #’s only)

Walsh St: from 3 Walsh St. to 23 Walsh St. (odd #’s only)