Freezing pipes plague county residents
Freezing pipes are plaguing residents in Josephine County and there are many things that citizens can do to alleviate this problem.
Tami Hollenbeck, Manager for Quinn’s Water Well Pump and Filtration, says they have over 200 families throughout the valley without water due to frozen pipes. She says her staff has been working non-stop but they do not have the manpower to reach all the affected homes.
Hollenbeck says, “We’re really worried about the sick and elderly,” adding that her company is focusing on these individuals and those who are ambulatory should attempt to fix their water problem themselves.
Suggestions to keep the water flowing include running a pencil size stream from all faucets and applying heat to pipes, pumps and the well itself by using a heat lamp, space heater or even a heating pad to get the water moving again.
Those who need additional assistance to make their water flow should call Quinn’s by dialing 541-479-9355 and they will walk you through the process.