City Reminds Water Customers to Stop Dripping Faucets and Check for Leaking Pipes
Video on how Customers can Shut Water Off at the Meter
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the freeze warning issued for our area has been lifted.
The City asks all water customers do the following steps.
- Turn off all faucets that were set to drip. Faucets no longer need to drip to prevent frozen pipes as temperatures are above freezing.
Investigate appliances and fixtures.
- Check the cabinets under the kitchen, laundry, and bathroom sinks to make sure they are dry.
Check for broken or leaking pipes.
- Check all faucets to verify water flow. No or low flow may be the result of a broken or leaking pipe.
- If some are producing water and others are not, this is most likely due to a leaking pipe.
- Verify with your neighbors to see if they have water. If you do not have water but they do, it is most likely a leaking pipe in your home.
Watch your water meter.
- If you suspect a leak, monitoring your home’s water meter will give you a definitive answer. The meter is often located beneath a manhole-type cover near the street or on the side or back of the house, near to where the water supply line enters the house.
Stay alert to leaking clues.
- Water may be trickling slowly from pipe fittings within a wall. Stay alert in your home for the following clues to a leaking pipe.
- Wall discoloration
- Bubbling paint or bulging wallpaper
- A dripping sound
- A musty smell
If you are experiencing broken or leaking pipes, the City has provided the following video that shows how to shut your water off at the meter. https://youtu.be/u6LsqvYpquo
Field technicians can also be scheduled to turn off the water for you. To schedule water meter turn offs only, you can email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org or call our 24-hour Customer Service Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).
Media Representative can contact Strategic Communications Manager Amber Oetting at 361-826-1844.