Municipalities Worry About Frozen Water And Sewer Lines

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Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Marquette area municipalities are beginning to have concerns about deepening frost levels possibly affecting water and sewer lines.

The City of Marquette Public Works Department says that frost levels are approaching depths that may affect the system.

They are encouraging residents take preventative measures and procedures should their pipes begin to freeze.

In adjacent Marquette Township, workers drilling down found frost levels as deep as 72 inches.

They are concerned is that the frost will continue down to 96 inches, to the water and sewer pipes and cause freezing issues for the Township.

As of last Friday, the City of Marquette has thawed out 75 residential incoming water pipes due to the continued freezing cold temperatures.

Marquette Township has responded to only one case so far, but others may be possible.

Weather officials say the month of January was the coldest on record for the area since 1994.

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