The City of Kimball is recommending that all residents and businesses that are connected to the City water supply take the temperature of their water. If the temperature of your water is below 40 degrees, you should let your water run at a continuous stream about the size of a pencil or pinkie finger width.
The City is being proactive due to the extremely cold temperatures being predicted. At this time, we HAVE NOT been notified of any water services that have already frozen. However, leaving your water run can help to prevent this from happening. You MUST contact City Hall in order to receive credit for leaving your water running. A pencil-sized stream amounts to approximately 1/4 gallon of water per minute (10,800 gallons per month) per connection. For additional information, please visit the City’s website at www.ci.kimball.mn.us, and click on the first announcement.
Please share this information with your neighbors.
**We also kindly ask that if you know where your water meter is in your basement and/or where your water meter reader is on the outside of your house, you contact us with the reading (numbers on it) or take a picture of the reading (numbers on it) as we WILL NOT be able to walk around and read the outside readers this month. The more assistance you can provide us with this, the fewer accounts we have to estimate (and many accounts were estimated last month due to the snow). If you could contact us with your meter reading by Jan. 30, it would be greatly appreciated.**
Please check the City’s website for further updates.