Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Freeze Warning in Effect - PLEASE READ!
Posted on Tuesday January 02, 2018


Jan. 2, 2018

The following notice was published by Brunswick County Public Utilities and applies to

  • Unusually low temperatures are forecast to continue for the next several days. Customers are advised to take precautions to protect their irrigation and household water systems from freezing.
  • Exposed backflow assemblies for irrigation systems should be removed or adequately insulated.
  • Exposed water lines to fixtures, such as outside showers, should be isolated and drained. Pour a small amount of RV/Marine antifreeze (Prestone, Peak, or equivalent) into drains/toilets that may be subject to freezing. Do not use standard automotive antifreeze/coolant.

  • Exposed water lines in open exterior spaces should be adequately insulated.

  • Turn off irrigation systems to avoid creating icy sidewalks and driveways.

  • If your water lines do freeze, please be careful when thawing the lines. Do not apply excessive heat which may damage pipes or cause a fire. Heating devices with open flames should not be used. Electric heaters and heat tape should be powered through a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter in case the device comes into contact with standing or spraying water.

Town of Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Beach | Three West Third Street Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469  |  Phone: 910-579-2166  |  Fax: 910-579-8804
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