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Birch River PSD is cautioning its customers about leaving their taps open to keep their water lines from freezing when the weather gets below freezing. Leaving the taps open to a steady drip will keep the lines from freezing.

If the taps are left open in a steady stream, our pumps and tanks cannot keep up with the heavy usage and the system is being overburdened. Customer’s water bills will also reflect the high water usage when leaving a steady stream run instead of a steady drip.