Cold Temperatures Make Water Pipe Leaks and Main Breaks More Likely
December 27, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–Over the holiday weekend, the City of Trenton received 26 calls related to frozen pipes, 13 related to leaks, and 5 in reference to main brakes; city staff responded accordingly and remediated each situation for those affected to ensure that families could safely enjoy the holidays.
The recent decrease in temperature causes the contraction of pipe material, which can in turn lead to water main breaks. If you need assistance related to water pipe leaks or main breaks, please contact Trenton Water Works at 609-989-3222.
During the winter season, the City of Trenton would like to remind you to stay away from frozen bodies of water (i.e. lakes, rivers, etc.). If you see someone on ice, please contact the Trenton Police Department at 609-989-4000.
Cold temperatures and icy conditions may be a continuing problem throughout this winter, so please exercise caution when traveling throughout the Capital City.