City of Goshen canceling freeze warning for utility customers Friday, March 28

    Normal billing for customers will continue Saturday, March 29.

    Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.

    GOSHEN — Goshen residents who have been running their water to prevent pipes from freezing can turn off the faucet Friday, March 28.

    The city is lifting its freeze warning next week for water utility customers. Warmer weather has helped the local frost line depth recede to a level that is unlikely to cause mains and laterals to freeze or break, according to the city’s utility office.

    “Customer cooperation during this period of extreme cold is greatly appreciated,” utility business office manager Tina Bontrager said in a news release. “As always, Goshen residents have worked together when they knew a team effort was vital. The precautionary action by many of our water customers has reduced possible cost to the utility and inconvenience to themselves.”

    Customers will be billed at normal, pre-warning rates beginning Saturday, March 29. Customers do not have to inform the utility office that they have stopped their water from trickling.

    “As billing procedures return to normal on March 29, it is very important for accounts to be current,” according to the news release. “Regular financial penalties and service shut offs will resume immediately.”

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