From Our Files (Dec. 14, 2022)
December 14, 2022
Dec. 14, 1972
Week-long freezing temperatures and snow storms abrupted many locals with freezing water lines.
When the thermometer dropped from 15 degrees to minus three in a day, plumbers, the city water department and hardware stores were flooded with calls for help.
The city received about 20 calls a day from those who wanted their water turned off until pipe repairs could be made, but still water consumption was at an all-time high for this time of year (from 750,000 gpd to 1,124,000 gpd) due to those who left taps open to prevent freezing and damage.
Despite freezing temperatures, t...