Rhinelander water users are being asked to run their water 24/7 to prevent frozen pipes.
Tim Kingman, Rhinelander Director of Public Works, says the city has been thawing out dozens of households every day.
“At a certain point in time, we have to make some hard decisions here to let this water be run on a system wide basis. The reason we do so is it’s the best economy we can get.”
Thawing out frozen pipes for hundreds of people is very expensive. Running water constantly is also expensive, but still cheaper than the alternative.