The City of Revelstoke’s engineering department is reminding residents that the current cold snap could freeze water pipes. They issued and advisory on the subject on Jan. 18.
“The cold weather is driving the frost deeper into the ground,” a department statement read. “Anyone who has experienced frozen water lines in the past should leave their water taps running to avoid expensive thawing and and disruption of their water service.”
According to Environment Canada, temperatures dipped to -16 C at the Revelstoke Airport weather station in the early morning of Jan. 18. They’re forecast to drop to -20 C tonight.
Newcomers unsure of what to do can ring the engineering department for further info at 250-837-2001.