Tips to help prevent frozen pipes
The end of January is going to set records for cold temperatures
and wind chills in southeast Michigan, which means water pipes are at risk of becoming frozen and bursting. We have some tips that might save you big bucks:
- For pipes located within cabinets, open doors to allow warm air to circulate. If you have young children, move chemicals or cleaners so they remain out of reach.
- Insulate any spigots or pipes on the outside of your home.
- Consider using inexpensive pipe insulation, found at any home store, to insulate pipes in insulated parts of the house.
- Let faucets drip to keep water moving
- Set thermostat to the same temperature day & night. A slightly higher heating bill is far less expensive then broken pipes and flooding.
- If away from home, set thermostat no lower than 55 degrees.
Latest Information about perfluorinated compounds (PFOA/PFOS)
Perfluorinated compounds are typically associated with the manufacture of carpeting, personal care products, cookware (e.g., Teflon), and other products. All the latest information on the issue is available on our PFAS information page. The City water utility is continuing to monitor for these compounds as well as other emerging contaminants, and remains steadfast in its effort to provide safe drinking water for its customers. If you have any specific concerns or other questions, we look forward to answering them. We can be reached at 734.994.2840 or email@example.com.
Changes to water and sewer rates
On June 18, 2018, the Ann Arbor City Council enacted changes to water rates effective July 1, 2018. Learn more about the new rates and use the bill estimator to see how you might be impacted.
2017 Water Quality Report
We are pleased to share our annual drinking water quality report (PDF). This report explains where your drinking water comes from, what is in it and how we keep it safe.
Fire hydrant flushing
Hydrant flushing is part of the City's annual maintenance and done to remove minerals and sediment that accumulate in the water lines over the course of a year. This preventative maintenance also allows us to check and record water pressure to ensure the water system is functioning properly.
Please take advantage of our graphical map to see which areas of the city are currently having their hydrants flushed.