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Wisconsin residents asked to keep faucets running

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RHINELANDER (WKOW) -- Thousands of homeowners are being asked to leave faucets running 24 hours a day. This practice is designed to prevent water pipes and sewer lines from freezing.

Our affiliate, WAOW, reports that the extra water usage won't be charged to the 9,000 Rhinelander residents effected.

Because of severe winter conditions, it's necessary to keep those faucets active. The temperatures in that area are suppose to be below zero for most of the week.

City water superintendent says that as long as colder weather conditions persist, residents should leave a stream of water at least the size of a pencil point running at all times. This is the best way to avoid costly thawing operations.

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