Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

Don't add broken water pipes to your winter woes

It’s that time of year, when many families allow their faucets to drip during particularly cold days, nights and even weekends in an effort to prevent frozen pipes. This preventative measure can be costly for everyone in terms of wasted natural resources.

The South Platte Natural Resources District (SPNRD) suggests using a bucket or pitcher to collect dripping water for later use – to water plants, flush a toilet or provide drinking water for your family or pets.

Generally leaving one faucet open to drip is enough, and the faucet chosen should be the one furthest from where the water lines ent...