Old Man Winter fired his warning shot over the weekend, and the Town of Jackson urges residents to take it to heart and make sure their water pipes are guarded against freezing. Among the precautions: frequently use your water supply – flowing water often breaks up ice below freezing, while a lack of regular water use through pipes increases the risk of pipes freezing. Keep the heat on, not lower than 50 degrees. Open cabinet doors under kitchen and bathroom sinks to allow heat inside. Plan ahead if you will be away from home for an extended time. Ask a friend or neighbor, or hire a property manager, to check your house daily. Wrap any exposed pipes. The Town of Jackson Municipal Code requires all water users to keep service pipes protected from frost at their own expense.