Tag: winter

Cold Weather Is Here — Protect Those Pipes and Meters From Freezing!

All the water meters in the picture above needed to be replaced because they froze. With more cold weather on the way, it’s important to protect your pipes and meters.   With just a little over a month before the official start of winter (Dec. 21), we’re already seeing temperatures that seem to indicate the…

Don’t Forget Hydrants When Clearing Snow

  Few people like clearing snow, but it’s a must to keep sidewalks and driveways safe and passable. While many of us focus just on clearing a space for our car and the area in front of our residence, please don’t forget something else that’s just as important, but often overlooked: the area around hydrants….

Are your pipes and water meter protected from freezing?

It’s been a chilly fall so far, with multiple freeze and frost warnings. If you haven’t already, it’s time to winterize the house, protect those pipes and wrap that meter — before temperatures drop any lower. Remember that while Lehigh County Authority owns the meter, the water customer is responsible for protecting it. If the water…

Cold weather is on the way — winterize now and protect those pipes!

Temperatures are dropping and the official start to winter is about two weeks away — if you haven’t done so already, it’s time to winterize the house, protect those pipes and wrap that meter. Before the big chill hits, check your house to make sure your water meter and any water lines that are in…

Some water-saving tips for cold weather

Even though it looks like the Lehigh Valley region is in for some heavy rain over the next few days, we’re nowhere near out of the woods when it comes to the DEP’s drought warning. That calls for all of us to make some smart decisions when it comes to water use. As we’ve stated…

Get pipes, water meter ready for cold weather

It’s been a relatively warm fall so far — the third warmest on record — but don’t take a kinder, gentler autumn for granted. Instead, use the time wisely and ensure your house’s plumbing is ready for winter.  Before the big chill hits, check your house to make sure your water meter and any water lines that…

It’s time to tuck in the garden for winter

The nights are longer, the temperature is colder and, unless you have some late Fall veggies growing, it’s time to get your garden ready for the winter.  One of the first things you should do is pull up any remaining (unless you’re still growing veggies) plants and vines. While some people leave them in o ver the…

It’s time to get that garden started

It doesn’t feel like it, but it’s spring, and that means it’s time to start your vegetable garden. Start with the wrong veggies, though, and you’ll end up with … nothing but frost-wilted plants ready for the compost heap. The folks over at Rodale have some handy tips here and here to get you growing despite winter…

Freeze warning! Insulate those pipes and water meters!

The weather outside is about to get VERY frightful this weekend. Record lows in some places will be in the low teens; in others, in the single digits and even into the negatives.  Before the big chill hits, check your house to make sure your water meter  and any water lines that are in unheated…

It’s almost winter, so why not grow an herb garden?

Most of the trees have dropped their leaves, the days are shorter, the nights longer and the doldrums of winter are around the corner.  Wait, weren’t we just picking basil and tomatoes? The garden may be long gone, but you can still enjoy some greenery indoors. Growing veggies might be a stretch, but windowsill herbs…

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