Plumbing and water meters located against exterior walls,
in unheated basements and crawl spaces are particularly vulnerable to the cold and can easily freeze in cold winter temperatures. Homeowners are responsible for any damage to the water meter in their home.
"The customer is liable for any damage to the water meter on his premises,
and shall be billed for a new meter, if the Authority is unable to economically repair the damaged meter."
- Part 1, Sect 4, 403 - Schwenksville Borough Authority Rules and Regulations, January 2013
Setting both hot and cold faucets at a low trickle or drip allows water to move through the pipes. If water is moving, it cannot freeze.
If you plan on being away for an extended period over the winter, or if you have a rental property that will be unoccupied, please make sure the temperature in the residence does not go below freezing
This calculator helps you estimate your total water use. You know water comes from the tap, but do you know how much water goes into your sandwich? Your gadgets? The electricity that powers them? Soon you will!