Deep soil frost may not be only culprit for frozen pipes


April 13, 2023

Vincent Chappell

A frozen PVC water pipe dug out for thawing.

Water lines in the Seeley Lake area have been freezing solid quite late this year, but it's not so much from a change in weather as it is from a change in the town's population.

Although the Seeley Lake soil has been known to freeze pipes from November to April, the last few years have been especially bad, and the culprit might not be as simple as the weather.

According to Vincent Chappell, the district manager for Montana Rural Water Systems (WRWS), the biggest problem affecting local water lines is a lack of use.

"A lot of our homes in different areas of town, especially Double Arrow subd...

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