The local water utility said the season's frigid temperatures mean residents should take precautions to prevent household pipes from freezing.
Middleton's Water Utility asked that all city customers start monitoring their water temperature. The recent abnormally cold weather has driven the frost underground to unusual depths, making it is possible for water service pipes may freeze.
The water utility encouraged residents to take periodic temperature readings of water from the cold faucet closest to the meter.
Residents should let the cold water run gently over a household thermometer for approximately 30 seconds. If the cold water temperature is less than 34 degrees Fahrenheit, it is recommended that a pencil-sized stream of water is run from the faucet continually, 24 hours a day, until further notice.
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