Environment Canada has recently issued an Extreme Cold Warning for many parts of Eastern Ontario including our local area. Current forecasts indicate that overnight lows in the -20s will extend through next week and possibly beyond. With the onset of extreme cold weather, property owners should be aware of the elevated risk of pipes freezing in your home. Frozen plumbing can leave you with no water or cause your pipes to burst, leading to expensive property damage. It is therefore best to take proactive steps to protect your household pipes from freezing where possible. Some key tips include the following:

For additional information on these risks please call the Public Works and Utilities Department at 613-283-4124 Ext. 3302.