The Baker City Public Works Department is asking Baker City water customers to run a thin stream of water (size of a pencil lead) at a faucet in their home or business as a preventative measure to keep service lines and meters from freezing. The cold temperatures have forced frost deep into the ground to the depth of many service lines.
To encourage cooperation in this effort a credit of two (2) units of water will be reflected on the spring meter read for customers. A unit of water is 748 gallons. A continuous thin stream of water will use approximately 39 gallons/day or 1.6 units of water for a month. We ask that customers continue running water for the next few weeks or until temperatures are consistently warmer and frost depth moves back toward the ground surface.