Officials in Albany are among our area communities reminding residents to check on pipes to keep them from freezing this winter season. When temperatures drop, frozen pipes can burst and cause serious flooding and structural damage, mold issues and more inside a home. A 1/8-inch crack in a pipe can leak up to 250 gallons of water a day into your house or business, and frozen pipes are common, affecting a quarter-million homes each winter.
The Village of Albany is responsible for frozen water pipes in the Village's right of way, but not frozen pipes located in the home. For more information on frozen pipes, you can contact the village's Public Works department.