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City warns of freezing water pipes

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji city officials are reminding residents and businesses alike to check their water temperatures to prevent freezing.

According to a press release, winter weather this season has pushed frost depth to six feet or more in the area. As a result, some residents have experienced frozen pipes.

City staff is recommending Bemidji water customers to check their running water if the temperature drops below 36 degrees. If the temperature does drop, the city urges customers to run a pencil thin stream of water from a faucet to minimize pipes freezing. A frozen water service repair can cost between $800 to $1,500.

Because of the frost depth, the release stated the temperature should be monitored possibly until the end of April.

For more information, call the city at (218) 759-3564.

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