City of Binghamton officials say they don’t want to rack up thousands of dollars in expenses like they did in 2015 fixing frozen and burst pipes.

The Water Department says it helps to keep a trickle of water running in sinks of fixtures with plumbing exposed to exterior walls and open cabinet doors to let heat in.

The temperature in the house should be set to at least 55 even if you are going to be away.

If there are water supply lines in a garage, keep the garage doors closed.

Anyone with questions about frozen pipes can contact the City of Binghamton Department of Public Works Dispatch at (607) 772-7020.