Frost gauges update – December 30, 2013

The City of Salida maintains four frost gauges around town due to water meters freezing in the past. The meters are located at the Salida Rec Center, Touber Building, Public Works Department and across from the Water Treatment Plant. The City is conducting this monitoring in order to better understand at what level frost becomes a problem in relation to freezing water meters. As of today, Monday, December 30, Public Works has reported only one water meter freezing in town, and this was at an unoccupied residence.

Today, Monday, December 30, 2013 the frost depth average was 14.38 inches. The previous week average was 12.8 inches. Week before was 15 inches, week previous was 10.5 inches, 4 weeks ago the average was 3 inches and the first week the frost gauges were checked (11/25/13) frost depth was at 1 inch.

Questions? Call Bob Salmi, Public Works Director at 719-539-6257