Running water notice issued for some Rhinelander residents
The city of Rhinelander Water Utility has issued a running water notice for people who have had problems with water and sewer lines freezing in the past.
Only individuals who have received a letter from the city are authorized to have their water bill adjusted.
Those authorized are allowed to run water 24 hours a day in a stream the diameter of a pencil-lead using cold water from one fixture per property, in order to better protect utility lines from freezing. A pencil lead stream flow rate can be checked by filling a 12 ounce container volume in approximately one minute of time. Special cases of water only customers, or other special circumstances requiring greater flow rates, can also be approved and authorized the same as in the past.
The starting list of approved utility customers allowed use of this activity is posted at city hall (135 S Stevens Street).
The running water list will be periodically amended with new locations when frost conditions in the city would require additions of other approved customers. The city of Rhinelander Utility Department will provide further instructions with an end date as frost levels subside and running water, along with the approved credit will then end.