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Avoid winter plumbing pitfalls

Cold weatherThe same natural forces that trigger cold-weather breaks in Denver Water’s underground mains can cause pipes to burst in your own household. Here are some tips to avoid costly damage.

  • Winterize your sprinkler system. Also, disconnect, drain, roll up and store garden hoses.
  • Know the location of your water shut-off valve and test it regularly. In most homes, the shut-off valve is in the basement or the crawl space, on a wall facing the street.
  • Winterize unheated or vacant buildings.
  • Insulate water pipes that may be vulnerable to the cold or have caused problems before.

Learn more cold weather tips.