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The Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District would like to welcome you to our official website. This website is to provide another vehicle of communication and exchange of valuable information between the District, our customers and the public.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY AND FREEZING PIPES
The Southwest Licking Community Water and Sewer District historically
responds to several incidents for frozen pipes bursting
and causing extensive water damage.
With more cold weather in the forecast, the District urges you
to take the following precautions.
To minimize the risk please consider the following at your home or business:
• Keep building temperatures as consistent as possible,
never less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
• Insulate areas where water supply lines are located and eliminate drafts.
• If you have water pipes in basements, crawl spaces, or outside walls,
insulate the pipes, using pipe-sleeves or other insulating material.
• Allow warm air to circulate by opening up doors to closets and cabinets
where pipe chases are located.
• On at least a daily basis, all areas of the building should be monitored
for open windows, heating failures and water leaks.
This especially includes nights, weekends, and school breaks.
• If you suspect that a pipe is particularly susceptible to freezing,
it is recommended to install a heat tape around the pipe.
• Locate your shut off valve for your water supply in your house.
The main shut off valve is often located near the water meter in your house.
Turn it off and on to ensure that it is working.
• Dry sprinkler systems are still susceptible to freezing,
as water can accumulate in low spots and through condensation.
All sprinkler systems should be regularly maintained.
Contact your sprinkler maintenance company for recommendations.
• Have a plan in place for responding to water leaks and heating failures.
Your facility maintenance department should have a plan
for safely thawing any pipe you believe to be frozen;
however, if you are unsure, call a professional.
Never use torches or devices with open flames to thaw frozen pipes.
Following these steps will help prevent costly repairs
and damage to your property.
Larry Kretzmann, President
Harrison Township Representative
Larry Meade, Treasurer
City of Pataskala Representative
Gary Burkholder, Secretary
Etna Township Representative
Donald S. Rector ,P.E.
The Southwest Licking Community Water & Sewer District
Board of Trustees
will meet on the second and last Tuesday of the month at 1 pm for the 2014 year:
January 28, 2014 - 12 pm AUDIT/FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING
January 28, 2014 - 1 pm
February 11, 2014 - 1 pm
February 25, 2014 - pm
NOTE: Unless otherwise posted, these meetings will be held at the
District Administration Building located at:
69 Zellers Lane, Pataskala
All meetings are open to the public.
Regular Business Hours for the
District Administration Office are:
Monday through Friday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
SWLCWSD Holiday Schedule
New Year's Day, January 1st
Martin Luther King Day, 3rd Monday in January
President's Day, 3rd Monday in February
Memorial Day, Last Monday in May
Independence Day, July 4th
Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
Veteran's Day, November 11th
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
Day after Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve, December 24th
Christmas Day, December 25th
District Inspectors are on call 24-hours a day.
If you experience a water or sanitary sewer emergency
during non-business hours,
and press 5
to access the Emergency Line.
Leave your name, address, telephone number,
and a brief description of the problem you are experiencing,
and an inspector will return your call as soon as possible.
69 Zellers Lane
Pataskala, OH 43062
P.O. Box 215
Etna, OH 43018