UPDATE: Some Let Water Run Orders Ending, Many Still in Effect - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Some Let Water Run Orders Ending, Many Still in Effect

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Boyne City and Clare are the latest communities to end their "let water run" orders.

Still, many villages, townships and cities are reminding customers to keep their faucets running. The frost line in the ground is what freezes the pipes, not the air temperature.

The cities and villages also on the list include:

Benzonia
Blair Township
Cadillac
Charlevoix
Cheboygan 
Ellsworth
Farwell
Frankfort 
Gaylord 
Harbor Springs
Harrison
Kalkaska
Kinross
Lake City
Mackinaw
Manton
Marion
Mesick
Millersburg
Mio
Mt. Pleasant 
Newberry 
Onaway
Pentwater
Petoskey
Rogers City
Superior Township
Thompsonville
West Branch

Also, the Mancelona Area Water & Sewer Authority issued a let run notice that includes Mancelona Village, Mancelona Township, Custer Township, and Kearney Township.

Because of extremely cold temperatures, officials in these areas want customers to run a constant stream of water that is slightly larger than the size of pencil lead. They say if you do not let your water run, your pipes may freeze, and they are not responsible for frozen lines.  

Many of the municipalities say they will bill customers based on past averages.  

The Village of Kalkaska is asking that customers call the Village Office at 231-258-9191 to advise you have begun running water. Customers will not receive credit if you do not call. Customers will receive credit for no more than 1,000 gallons each day. 

Do not stop running the water until the order is lifted by your local water department. Even if temperatures warm up, the threat for frozen pipes continues, so it's important to keep the water running until told otherwise.

The list of canceled orders includes:

Bellaire
Beulah
Boyne City
Central Lake
Clare
East Jordan
Evart
Filer Twp.
Gladwin
Grayling
Manistee
McBain
Reed City
Roscommon
Scottville

Stay with 9&10 News as we continue to update you on this situation.  


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