Oquawka residents asked to drip faucets

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The Village of Oquawka is asking residents to drip their faucets to prevent the pipes from freezing.

A spokesperson from the village said to help avoid issues with the pipes, residents and business owners are encouraged to drip water from their faucets, which would release pressure in the pipes.

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“A small drip or stream of water can release enough pressure to keep a pipe from bursting even if the water does freeze,” said a spokesperson from Oquawka. “If dripping ceases, the pipe is probably frozen, but you should still leave the faucet open to allow pressure to escape.”

Any questions or concerns can be directed at the Village of Oquawka Water Department at 309-867-3481.