Current and forecasted weather conditions for the Toledo-area will pose a threat to water pipes and meters if they are not protected.
Toledo's Department of Public Utilities urged residents, on Friday, to take steps in the coming days to prevent their pipes and meters from freezing.
DPU said in a press release, "preventing pipes and meters from freezing is much easier than trying to thaw them."
Officials added that customers often forget to protect their meters, in addition to their pipes.
Depending on where your water meter is located, DPU suggests allowing inside units to get warm air from nearby rooms and if its outside to make sure its cover fits properly.
They also say that by implementing a few simple tips customers will be able to continue to enjoy their water service and avoid unnecessary and expensive repairs.
Provide warmth to the water pipes:
What to do if pipes freeze?
If no water comes from faucets when they are open, the pipes nearest a wall, door, window, or along the floor are likely frozen:
Customers who suspect damage to water pipes or the water meter should contact Customer Service on business days from 7 am 6 pm at 419-245-1800.
Water Emergencies should be reported to 419-936-2020 immediately.
Water turn-off service for repairs is provided at no charge and is available from 7 am until 11 pm seven days a week at the Water Emergency number.