Fall Plumbing Checklist
Every homeowner should perform a few fall plumbing tasks to set yourself up for a great holiday season and beyond.
- Disconnect your outdoor water hose. Drain hose and store for the winter.
- Cover outdoor faucets with styrofoam hose covers.
- Inspect your indoor and outdoor pipes. Use insulation on pipes exposed to cold temperatures.
- Check indoor faucets and plumbing fixtures (sinks, toilets, shower heads, etc.) for leaks and get them repaired.
- Drain your water heater to prevent sediment buildup and rust. First, shut off power and water supply valve. Then carefully drain the tank by connecting a hose to drain the valve and running to a nearby drain.
- If you have a sump pump, make sure it's clean and in good working order.
Heading South for the Winter?
Going to be away from home for longer than 30 days this winter? You should consider turning off your water service. You'll avoid fixed monthly charges and there's no charge to shut off your water, or have it turned back on.
Interested? Call our office 5 to 7 days before you leave and before you return. We can schedule a time to turn off your service.
Avoid Holiday F.O.G.
If you are preparing meals this holiday season, be mindful of what goes down your drain. Fats, oils, and grease (FOG) can solidify and cause blockages in your pipes that can lead to backups, clog your plumbing, damage wastewater treatment systems, and can cause environmental issues. When it comes to fats, oils, and grease: Can it, cool it, and throw it away!
Fats, oils, and grease come from meats, butter and margarine, lard, food scraps, sauces, salad dressings, dairy products, and cooking oil. When FOG is warm, it's easy to pour down the drain;
District Board of Trustees meeting will be held the first and third Thursday in November at 7:30 a.m. due to the holidays.
Center Township: Waterline Replacement:
Expect lane and shoulder restrictions on County Home Road for waterline replacement. Project complete: December. Project investment: $358,000.
Lake Township: Water Tower:
Expect construction traffic and possible shoulder restrictions on Lemoyne Road between Latcha and Hanley Roads for water tower construction. Project complete: August 2022. Project investment: $4 million.
Perrysburg: Sewer Project
Through November, Indiana Avenue west of W. Boundary Street is closed. Additionally, southbound W. Boundary Street between Front Street and West Sixth Street is reduced to one lane for sewer work. Project complete: January. Project investment: $747,000.
Thank You Veterans
We solute our troops and veterans on our team across our great country.