The City of Winnipeg is dealing with an unusually large amount of frozen water pipes as the frost level in Winnipeg is as deep as 3 meters (9 ft.) while some pipes are only buried to a depth of just over 2 meters (7 ft.).

This is an example of how the city's technology would attempt to thaw a frozen pipe between the residence and the main.

It is easier to thaw this section, which belongs to the resident, as opposed to the city's section, which is typically the main under the street.

Thawing frozen pipes