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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Residents & Businesses Urged to Winterize Irrigation Systems

With freezing temperatures coming, Edmond city officials are reminding residents and businesses to winterize irrigation systems and to disconnect water hoses. Without winterizing, irrigation systems often leak water into the streets and sidewalks, wasting water and creating potentially hazardous situations for pedestrians and motorists.

“There are times we must dispatch crews to locations in the city to de-ice roadways where water has leaked from a property causing dangerous driving conditions,” said Code Inspection Supervisor Terry Humphrey. “Just taking a few minutes to winterize can help save time, money and lives.”

City officials recommend if there is vegetation requiring water, to hand water the area with a water hose and disconnect when finished. By disconnecting the hose, you reduce the potential to damage plumbing during the subfreezing temperatures.

Creating hazardous conditions on the roadway violates city ordinance 10.48.010 and could lead to liability for the property owner. To see a complete list of city ordinances please visit edmondok.com/safety/court.

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