Note from the Water Department
Please remember to run your water during this cold spell. When there are extreme frost conditions, the risk of frozen water lines may occur. Since the beginning of this cold weather, our employees have been called to over 50 homes for frozen water issues. It can happen to your home.
Residents are asked to monitor the temperature of their water. If the water temperature reaches below 40 degrees F or lower, they should IMMEDIATELY start running a continuous pencil size stream of cold water from one faucet. Monitoring water temperatures is the first line of defense.
Please contact our office that you are running your water.
If you think you have frozen water lines:
- Identify whether the problem exists throughout the whole house or in one area.
- Open the cabinets beneath any place with a water supply, such as the kitchen and bathroom sinks. This will allow warm air to circulate. (Remove any toxic substances first if there are small children in the home)
- Open the cold water faucet nearest the frozen pipe to relieve the pressure of expanding ice, which may lead to a burst pipe.
- If your water lines do freeze, never try to thaw a line with an open flame or torch. You can use a hair dryer or portable heater, but always be careful of the potential for electric shock in and around standing water.
If you think you may have a frozen water meter, please contact the Minersville Water Authority at (570)544-2200.
For after-hours emergencies, please contact the Schuylkill County Communications Center at (570)527-6165. Please be advised, after-hours charges will apply.
Anyone with information on drug activity can call the Schuylkill County Drug Tip line at
Crimestoppers Anonymous Tip Line