When below freezing temperatures are sustained over a few days, water pipes and meters that are close to cold air may freeze. The City of Newark Division of Water & Wastewater urges residents to take steps to prevent water pipes and meters from freezing. Frozen water meters and water pipes can stop water service and may be expensive to repair or replace. Property owners are responsible for protecting both water pipes and the water meter from damage. Preventing pipes and the meter from freezing is easier than trying to thaw them.
Please note, there is a charge associated with having to replace your meter. The City of Newark offers these money saving suggestions: