Cold Weather 101

Stay Informed  

The City of Cedar Park follows and often shares information from the  National Weather Service Austin-San Antonio.  

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Pipes

Be sure to protect your plumbing during sustained periods of below-freezing temperatures.

  • Wrap outdoor faucets in advance of the freeze
  • You may choose to slowly drip your indoor faucets (especially those along exterior-facing walls) only while temperatures remain below freezing for an extended time (below freezing for several hours)
  • If possible, keep your home heated inside to an above-freezing temperature
  • Open cabinet doors under sinks to expose pipes to heated air inside home

If you suspect your pipes have frozen and/or you have a leak, please contact our police non-emergency dispatch line at 512-260-4600, press “0”.  A dispatcher will notify a Public Works crew to come to your home and turn off your water service to help prevent further damage.

People

Stay indoors during sub-freezing temperatures.  If you must be outdoors, dress warmly – in layers, and keep hands, feet and head covered.  

Pets

Bring in pets during freezing weather, and if it isn't possible, provide them adequate shelter and warmth during sub-freezing temperatures.

Plants

Bring potted plants inside.  For outdoor plants, water and cover them with fabric.

Electricity 

The Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) is the electricity provider within the City of Cedar Park. If you experience an outage, please  report an outage online or call 888-883-3379 to report the outage.

Curious about current electricity supply and demand? Visit  Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to learn more about they manage the flow of Texas’ power supply.

Gas Service

Your gas service provider within the Cedar Park City limits is Atmos Energy.  Visit the  Atmos Energy Customer Service Center