WINNIPEG — City officials have opened a resource centre at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex for anyone with frozen pipes.
The resource centre will provide residents with drinking water, in-person access to a 311 representative, personal comfort kits and waterless cleaning kits provided by the Canadian Red Cross, city officials said Saturday morning.
Residents will also have access to showers, along with the recreation and reading activities.
“Running a household with no water is a challenge and by establishing a one-stop resource location for citizens, we hope to help families and individuals access information, resources and opportunities to alleviate some difficulties,” Randy Hull, emergency preparedness co-ordinator for the City of Winnipeg, said in a press release.
The citizen resource centre at Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex at 999 Sargent Ave. will be open Monday to Friday from 6. a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, 1,150 homes and businesses had frozen pipes, the city said. Between Wednesday and Thursday, the city was only able to thaw six properties.
More than 5,000 properties are at risk of having their pipes freeze.
For more information on frozen pipes, visit the city website here.