3/13/20 SBA will not be taking walk-in payments for the foreseeable future

A Note from the SBA

  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 

To avoid costly damages, we have a few suggestions:


Insulate pipes

  •   Be sure pipes in unheated parts of your home, including crawl spaces, are protected from freezing. 
  •  Use properly applied heat tape or pipe insulation. 

Eliminate Drafts

  • Close crawl spaces, vents and doors.
  • Repair broken or cracked basement windows.
  • Make sure basement doors and windows are closed tightly 

Open cabinets

  • Allow warmer air to circulate around plumbing.
  • (Always be sure to remove harmful cleaners and chemicals if there are children in the home.)

Let it drip

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.

Maintain temperature

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

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