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In the Township per Ordinance No. 12 Section 12 the homeowner is responsible for the waterlines from the house (including the water meter) to the water main in the street.
You can take several actions to prevent meters and pipes from freezing in your home. Temperatures are colder along the floor and the cement block wall of the basement than they are near the ceiling. Circulating the warmer air can help prevent frozen meters. In addition:
Keep your basement warm enough to keep the meter and pipes from freezing
Check along the foundation for places cold wind can waft into the basement or
into crawl spaces and plug them with insulation
Replace or repair broken or cracked basement windows
Install storm windows or cover basement windows with weather insulation kits
Make sure that basement doors and windows close tightly
Seal or caulk cracks in the wall
Make sure the valves on either side of the water meter work and can be turned off if the meter freezes or the pipe bursts. If the pipes near the meter are frozen, use a hair dryer to slowly apply heat to the pipe. If your water meter freezes, the bottom plate will crack. Do not try to repair the meter yourself.
The contractors listed below are known to specialize in frozen water lines. This is by no means a comprehensive list. White Bear Township does not guarantee the following contractors' work performance nor endorse their services.
Hugo Plumbing & Pump Service (651) 433-4866
JMJ Services (612) 245-0028
Matt’s Plumbing (651) 341-5899
CMBR (612) 986-4347
L & L Welding & Trucking (651) 454-7629
McDonough Sewer (651) 436-3370
Miller (651) 439-1637
Signature Mechanical (612) 788-9844
Sterling Welding Company (612) 521-4676
Therefore, White Bear Township shall not be held liable or responsible for any event that takes place between these contractors and its customers.