7824 Mukilteo Speedway
Mukilteo, WA  98275


Winter Water Tips

If you are planning a winter vacation and will be away from your home for any length of time remember to shut off the water and drain your system. Make sure to turn off the water heater before you drain your pipes.

To avoid frozen pipes also remember to:

  • Insulate pipes and faucets in unheated areas.

  • Heat all rooms in your home that have plumbing features.

  • Drain and disconnect outdoor hoses.

  • Protect your outdoor water meter box. Your water meter needs to be covered to protect it from freezing.
    Contact the District if your meter box cover is damaged or missing.

  • Locate your main shut-off valve. The District’s crew is very busy when the area has freezing weather
    conditions. Knowing where your turn-off valve is located can save time and prevent damage from flooding.

  • If a water pipe does break, immediately turn off your main shut-off valve.

  • Never use an open flame or electrical device to thaw frozen pipes.


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