GEORGETOWN — Utility director Marlene Ladderbush wishes to remind residents to winterize all outdoor faucets and hoses during the winter months to protect their pipes and homes.
“Winterizing all outdoor faucets will help to prevent pipes from freezing or even bursting as we start to enter into the colder months,” Ladderbush said. “We hope these tips will help as you prepare for the winter months and please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.”
The Georgetown Water Department wishes share the following tips to help residents winterize hose bibs and outdoor faucets:
- Shut off the valve inside of the house so that no water is actively flowing to the hose bib or faucet.
- Remove the hose from the spigot and leave the spigot on once the water has been shut off. Store all garden hoses indoors to help protect them from being damaged during the freezing weather.
- Purchase a frost-proof hose bib, which can be placed over the spigot to protect it.
Those with further questions may contact the Georgetown Water Department at 978-352-5750.