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Newport to waive cold-related excess water fees

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Excessively cold temperatures this winter have frozen some water and sewer pipes across Minnesota, and south Washington County residents are not immune from the problem.

A Code RED alert was issued last month, recommending citizens run a pencil-thin stream of water to prevent pipes from freezing. Newport homeowners will get a pass on increased water usage fees attributed to their attempts to keep their pipes from freezing.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
(651) 459-4629
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