Frost actively breaking waterlines across Bowling Green

BGMU: "Learn how to locate and shut off your water meter!"

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green residents are calling one after another to report waterline breaks, frozen waterlines, and frozen water meters across the city. 

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities’ Water/Wastewater crews already responded to approximately 10 waterline breaks spanning Christmas Day and Monday night… and they’re still repairing additional lines breaking Tuesday. 

What’s causing all the damage? Freezing weather leads to ground swell which shifts and damages your waterlines. 

Despite warmer weather on the horizon, BGMU warns homeowners and business owners to keep a close eye on frozen waterlines and water meters these next few days. 

BGMU Water/Wastewater Systems Manager Mike Gardner explained, “As it thaws out, it’s going to shift back the other direction, so we’re seeing more of those breaks… We will get there as quickly as we can if they call BGMU, but we are just being hammered with lots of breaks, so it may take us a while to get there.”

Gardner says one of the best ways you can be prepared is by learning where your water meter is and how you can turn it off. Click here to watch BGMU’s easy explanation video.