*Know your water system!
*Know where your water line comes into your home
*Know where the shut off valve for your water line is located (usually immediately before the water meter)
*Keep your incoming water line warm!
*Make sure the area where the water pipe enters your home is warm. (If you live in a mobile home, make sure the area where the water pipe leaves the ground and enters your home is warm and insulated.)
*If you can’t keep the area heated, make sure the line and water meter are well insulated and/or heat traced.
*If you have a shallow water service on your property, keep a small stream of water running and consider having a new line installed below the frost line.
*If you ever see small amounts of ice in your water, be sure you keep a small stream running to keep your lines from freezing.