The Macon Water Authority

790 Second Street • Macon, GA 31202-0108 • (478) 464-5600


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Time to Winterize Pipes and Irrigation Systems

While warm weather can extend into September and October and even beyond, now is the time to weatherize your home, including your water lines and irrigation systems. The following weatherization tips may save you time and money by preventing unnecessary water loss and property damage due to busted water lines, especially those hidden within irrigation systems, when freezing temperatures arrive this winter. • Tape or wrap exposed pipes with protective insulation. • Don’t forget to insulate your water heater too, especially if it is in the garage. • Drain your entire sprinkler system after watering for the last time. • Drain all outdoor faucets as well, by turning off the shut-off valve and turning on the faucets to allow the water in the line(s) to drain completely. • Disconnect garden hoses from outdoor faucets and allow them to drain, too. • Store garden hoses in warmer places during the winter. • Always know how to shut off the main valve servicing your property, in the event a water leak or pipe burst causes flooding.

Macon Water Authority
790 Second St.
P.O. Box 108
Macon, GA 31202-0108
(478) 464-5600
(478) 741-9146

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