CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) – Another sign of spring arriving in central Wisconsin materialized Tuesday – two cities told its water users they could stop running water from a faucet to keep underground lines from freezing.
That announcement came from Mosinee and Thorp.
Mosinee water customers will not be given credit for running water after Saturday, the city's Public Works Department said.
In February, several cities told property owners to leave a faucet open with a stream of water the size of a pencil as a way to keep underground lines bringing water to homes and businesses from freezing.
At least 15 central Wisconsin communities, including Rhinelander, Weston and Schofield, asked either all or some of their customers to run water continuously to prevent frozen lines.
Public works officials said the prolonged cold drove frost lines deeper than had been experienced in years.