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Water utility has been busy thawing frozen pipes

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Hudson Water Utility workers have been busy thawing as many as six to eight water lines a day because of the unusually cold winter and deep frost.


Almost all of the freeze-ups have occurred in the service lines extending to homes from water mains beneath street right-of-ways.

Utility workers use welding equipment on the back of a truck to electrify the copper pipes and melt the frozen water.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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