Time to Winterize!

Freezing temperatures are in the forecast so it’s time to turn off your outdoor faucets.

  1. Turn the water off from inside your unit.
  2. Open the outside faucet to drain remaining water. Leave the faucet in the open position over the winter. 
  3. Hoses should be removed and stored for the winter to prevent any remaining water in the hose from traveling back into the pipes and freezing. 

In most units the shut-off valve for the backyard faucet is under the kitchen sink.  You’ll find the shut-off valve for the front faucet in the basement next to, or above, the hot water heater. If you’re in a B-building the lower unit’s front and back shut off valve is in the laundry room.