DPW would like to remind residents of simple inexpensive steps that they can take to avoid the inconvenience and cost of frozen/broken water lines. Residents should thoroughly button up their cellars. We have actually had calls for frozen pipes only to find someone had opened a cellar window in the summer and forgotten to close it! Close and secure all windows so they don’t reopen. If you can not afford insulation, stuff rags into gaps around window and bulk head casings. Put plastic over bulk head or door openings. Wash the windows and then put plastic over the window opening. Even a small window allows light penetration and warmth from the sun. Turn off and drain the lines to outside hose bibs by opening the hose bib and leaving it open.