List of Communities Asked to Run Water - WBAY

List of Communities Asked to Run Water - Updated April 18


A number of communities are asking residents to leave their water running in effort to prevent frozen pipes.  The depth and extent of frost in the ground has many communities continuing these orders into April.

Action 2 News is contacting municipalities, but if you are an official and would like your municipality listed, updated, or removed from the list, please email or call 920-438-3264.

The following communities LIFTED their water-run notices on or before April 18:

  • Berlin
  • Clintonville
  • Kewaunee
  • Menasha
  • Mishicot
  • New Holstein (except homes on the south side of Wisconsin Avenue from the fire station to the Wisconsin/Clark intersection)
  • Village of Nichols (Outagamie County)
  • Oconto (except homes with a temporary line)
  • Omro
  • Princeton
  • Ripon
  • Town of Scott
  • Shiocton
  • Waupaca
  • Wittenberg

The following communities UPDATED their water-run notices by April 15:

  • Algoma: Hopes to lift order in mid-April (note: Town of Algoma was never included in the order)
  • Crivitz Water Utility advised residents Monday the run-water order is still in effect until further notice
  • Fond du Lac: Lifted except for 670 customers, who have been notified to continue running water until May 1st
  • Green Bay: Order remains in effect for notified customers; still monitoring frost in the ground
  • Neenah: "Let Your Water Run" notice still in effect for specific addresses. Click here for the full list, updated April 9th
  • Oakfield's run-water notice is still in effect until further notice. However, if you let your cold tap run for several minutes and the water temperature is above 36 degrees it is safe to discontinue running your water. Second-quarter water bills will not be adjusted.
  • Oconto Falls Municipal Utility advises customers "continue to run the water until specifically told to discontinue by the Utility."
  • Two Rivers: Lifted except for 380 customers, who have been notified

Other communities that issued run-water orders:

  • Bear Creek in Outagamie County
  • Village of Black Creek (Outagamie County)
  • Bonduel
  • Village of Coloma
  • Village of Denmark
  • Village of Embarrass
  • City of Gillett
  • Town of Greenville
  • City of Menominee, MI: All water customers on both sides of 38th Avenue and water customers south of 38th Avenue are directed to let their water run continuously to the size of a pencil in one faucet.
  • New London Utilities has issued an Emergency Water Run for four locations in the city.  Click here to see if your neighborhood is included.
  • Certain residents in the Village of North Fond du Lac have been asked to run water.  The village says these residents have been notified and this is not a village-wide order.
  • City of Oshkosh--Water Utility Customers are asked to run water for five minutes straight at least three times per day. 
  • Village of Pulaski
  • Wausaukee
  • City of Wautoma
  • Weyauwega--the city will inform customers when they can stop running the water, however this may be well into the month of March.

Leaders in these areas are asking residents and business owners to run a pencil-lead size stream from at least one faucet. Click here to see how municipalities are working to compensate costs of extra usage.

In many areas, the frost is as deep as the water lines, and that's causing the pipes to freeze.  Officials hope the running water will prevent further problems.

Officials say utility bills will be adjusted so customers are not being charged for the extra water use.

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