It’s a really cold winter. A few years

It’s a really cold winter. A few years ago, it was both cold and lacking snow and practically every septic system in Minnesota froze. After that year, people are careful to either get a warming blanket made just to keep septic systems warm or to pile straw over the system to avoid freeze-ups. But no one worried about wells because they are eight to ten feet deep.
Guess what? Towns are asking people to keep their water running all the time in order to avoid frozen pipes and in church yesterday we learned of at least three families with frozen water pipes.
No we won’t let our water run. Yet. But if this weather keeps up, I might change that in a week or so. If the pipes don’t freeze first. And the weather forecast is for more sustained sub-zero weather.

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