Record 154 water lines freeze so far
A record 154 water service lines have frozen in Brainerd so far this year.
That’s compared to zero frozen water service lines last year, said Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) Superintendent Scott Magnuson.
Because of “unprecedented water line freeze ups” in the extreme cold, BPU recently declared a water main emergency.
The frost normally hits depths of 5 feet. This winter it has been in excess of 7 feet deep.
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