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Old 03-01-2015, 12:31 AM
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I note that the frost depth is 5' in Winooski and the city is asking residents to keep a tap running to prevent freeze-ups of the municipal system. I know we always used to bury lines and set footers at 6' in central Vermont. That is looking like a thin margin now. Are there other municipalities and county lines with similar problems? I can't imagine what some of the roads are going to be like come summer with frost this deep.
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Old 03-01-2015, 05:55 AM
Location: Vermont
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Lord have mercy!!!
Nothing else to say, sorry.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:45 AM
Location: Vermont
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In Montpelier we've heard that it's gotten down to five feet. At my house we haven't had trouble with the water (the only time that's happened to us was when we had really low temperatures and no snow cover) but I understand there have been some here.
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Old 03-01-2015, 08:32 AM
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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We had no water 2 weeks ago; originally thought it was a frozen line but turned out the pump was bad. Guy said there had been quite a few frozen lines this winter and it's a actually a bigger job if they have to call the 'thaw' guys to come out.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Location: Vermont
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Here is a little blurb on VPR about frozen pipes if you want to take a listen.
Public Post: Frozen Pipes And Town Meeting Topics | Vermont Public Radio

I know St. Albans and St. Johnsbury have had issues. Talked to a family member who is on municipal water in the town they live in....some of their neighbors have had problems. The main pipes themselves are 6-8 feet underground...its the pipes coming from those into homes that are having problems.

Mud season is going to be a doozy this year!
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:56 PM
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Barton Village
Frozen lines and digging up streets to defrost. Frozen pipes twice in our house but did not burst.
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